Is Obesity Caused By Politics?
Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei.
Coming up we’ll talk with a doctor who thinks that our obesity epidemic has a political cause.
But first- several listener comments about yesterday’s program. Yesterday we had two guests on the whole hour who were experts on gun violence. Here’s what several listeners had to say afterward, and there’s a comment about yesterday’s Democracy Now.
The obesity rate in the US is skyrocketing . Almost 36% of Americans are now obese according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition 70% of Americans are either officially overweight or obese. These numbers have climbed steeply since the early 1980’s. Our next guest is Doug Kihn, he’s a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in Los Angeles. He’s a licensed acupuncturist. In an article this month for Truthout he says the underlying causes for the American obesity epidemic are economic and political.
He joins us now.comments powered by Disqus