Obese people should eat less, says Lord McColl. Wrong!

This from BBC Democracy Live:-

“Obese people should eat less, says Tory peer

 Obesity is the worst epidemic to affect the UK for 100 years and the only solution is for people to eat less, a former surgeon has said.

 Conservative peer Lord McColl of Dulwich said politicians refused to admit that the cause of obesity was over-eating and claimed ministers were “misleading” people by suggesting it could be tackled through exercise.

 His comments came during a debate in the House of Lords on non-communicable diseases, on 6 October 2011.

 Lord McColl said: “It’s killing millions, it’s costing billions and the cure is free – eat less.”

 He went on: “What a strange world it is. Half the world is dying of starvation, the other half is gorging itself to death.”

Lord McColl, you do not have the Continue reading