The IEA releases its latest paper: The Fat Lie

In a new paper, Director of Lifestyle Economics, Christopher Snowdon, finds that the rise in obesity in the UK has been caused primarily by declining physical activity. Evidence shows that per capita consumption of sugar, fat and calories has been falling in the UK for decades and hence, the increased availability of junk food is not wholly to blame.

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