Nutrition experts alarmed by nonprofit downplaying role of junk food in obesity

Leading nutrition experts have expressed alarm over a US pressure group led by scientists that downplays the risks of junk food and sugary drinks in favor of exercise in the fight against obesity – and receives funding from soft drinks giant Coca-Cola.

The Global Energy Balance Network, a non-profit group promoting research into the causes of obesity, focuses its message on the need for people to increase their physical activity as the key to achieving a healthy weight.

In a video announcing the aims of the organization, Steven Blair, a spokesman for the Global Energy Balance Network (GEBN) and a professor at the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina, says the world needs to be educated about getting the right amount of physical activity..........Read more


Source web page: The Guardian

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