A 10-point plan to deal with meddling medics
It’s not obesity that requires urgent action, but the rising tide of miserable public-health busybodies.
|Wednesday 16 January 2013|
‘Obesity rates have been flat for over a decade’
Obesity expert Paul Campos answers your questions on everything from soda taxes to anti-fat academic charlatans.
|Tuesday 8 January 2013|
of being fat?
A new study suggesting that being a bit chubby is harmless has left anti-obesity activists spitting out their salad.
|Wednesday 12 December 2012|
Gorging on anti-
A Canadian medic claims on YouTube that Big Food is killing us. Such claims need to be taken with a huge pinch of salt.
|Tuesday 13 November 2012|
When in doubt, do what the Danes do
Good news: just a year after introducing it, Denmark has dumped its nannying tax on fatty foods.
|Tuesday 23 October 2012|
Down with the Diet Police!
Tesco’s introduction of traffic-light food warnings shows how normal the nudging of the masses has become.
|Thursday 6 September 2012|
Fizzing with authoritarian intent
Having long been battling drugs, it now seems the British state is about to launch the sequel: the War on Dr Pepper.
|Wednesday 20 June 2012|
The moralistic, Malthusian war against fat people
Activists, professors, theologians – everyone is now promoting the depraved idea that human gluttony is plunging the planet into catastrophe.
|Wednesday 20 June 2012|
Treating adults like children
A judge’s ruling that an anorexic should be force-fed shows how paternalistic British courts are becoming.
|Thursday 31 May 2012|
The state-sanctioned bullying of fat people
After 10 years of politicians and medical experts waging a war on obesity, is it surprising our kids have body-image issues?
|Tuesday 3 January 2012|
Welcome to the Nagging Health Service
Some health fanatics want everyone from GPs to hospital porters to lecture to us about our lifestyles.
|Tuesday 11 October 2011|
David Cameron’s unpalatable nannying
A proposed ‘fat tax’ is not only illiberal but also daft - there’s ample evidence such taxes don’t improve health.
|Tuesday 4 October 2011|
This obsession with fat is really taxing
Denmark has introduced a ‘fat tax’ - but what business is it of governments to tell us what we should eat?
|Wednesday 7 September 2011|
The onward march of the Obesity Orwellians
When kids are snatched from their parents simply for being too fat, it’s clearly the expansion of the state, not our waistlines, that is out of control.
|Wednesday 31 August 2011|
Do growing economies cause bigger bellies?
New obesity figures seem designed to scare us out of our greedy ways, and not just when it comes to what we eat.
|Wednesday 27 July 2011|
Forgive me, Bloomberg, for I have binged
The calorie info in NY restaurants may not have trimmed many waistlines, but it has induced Catholic levels of guilt about eating.
|Tuesday 12 April 2011|
Weight loss: the futility of the exercise
If even running a marathon doesn’t shift the pounds, why are the rest of us constantly told to ‘get active’?
|Tuesday 15 March 2011|
How the war on obesity went pear-shaped
With increasing evidence that a big belly probably won’t lead to an early death, it’s time to call a ceasefire.
|Thursday 3 March 2011|
Healthcare for all! Unless you’re fat
It is not the role of the state to prevent people from having operations on the basis of their lifestyles.
|Tuesday 21 December 2010|
Whatever happened to the ‘obesity timebomb’?
The latest figures suggest that Britain’s waistlines are no longer expanding. Why are there no celebratory headlines?