Monday, January 14, 2008

Master of the obvious 

There are things that leave impressions; this caused me to impress my forehead on my keyboard.
Even if private industry and government take steps to protect society against the costs of obesity, many Americans "will likely continue to choose a diet and exercise regimen that leads to excess weight," because losing weight requires too many lifestyle sacrifices, his book warns.
And you can substitute health care for healthy eating too, he says. Who knew? When I interviewed health economists last weekend in New Orleans, I think a quarter of the dissertations I heard reviewed by the new PhDs that had applied were to do with obesity. I think they were all a bit more imaginative.

(h/t: Tim Haab.)

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