John Mackey in the WSJ:
"Unfortunately many of our health-care problems are self-inflicted: two-thirds of Americans are now overweight and one-third are obese. Most of the diseases that kill us and account for about 70% of all health-care spending—heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and obesity—are mostly preventable through proper diet, exercise, not smoking, minimal alcohol consumption and other healthy lifestyle choices."
This isn't rocket science, people.


  1. I'd have more sympathy for this argument if BMI (the basis for "overweight" and "obese" statistical claims) weren't a load of crap.

  2. Sure, but diseases unnecessarily killing people isn't a load a crap, and obesity tends to be a rather prominent symptom of said diseases. I (personally) could care less about BMI, but heart disease/cancer/diabetes/etc. are very real, and very preventable.