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The obesity epidemic is too complicated for simplistic fixes like fast-food bans

Limiting the number of standalone fast-food restaurants in a neighborhood can improve its looks, but no one should be surprised when such a policy doesn't do much about obesity. For many reasons, it was silly to think that it would. The 2008 ban on new standalone fast-food joints in the neighborhood...

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Unlike politicians who don’t realize that obesity is a very complicated metabolic and epigenetic problem exaggerated by an increasingly pro-inflammatory diet, we will continue to try to make simplistic (but costly) “solutions” to a vastly more complex problem and then wonder why they don’t work.

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