Wednesday, 25 March 2009


A Scottish GP, Dr. David Walker has advised that a tax should be put on chocolate. He believes this will go some way to stemming the tide of obesity in Britain. There has been a massive increase in type 2 diabetes and other obesity related disorders, but taxing chocolate is not the answer. It is another example of responsible citizens being hit in the purse for the other people’s unhealthy behaviour. Obesity is a complex problem involving large portions, an aversion to exercise, an unwillingness to take responsibility for one’s health and psychological factors. In France people eat real food, (not synthetic diet rubbish) and chocolate, yet do not have the levels of obesity we have (yet). The secret is that most French people eat sensible portions and walk everywhere. So don’t blame chocolate, encourage people to be responsible!

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