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McDonald’s blames our sedentary lifestyle as the major villain in the rise in child obesity, saying the lack of physical activity is a larger cause than caloric intake.

McDonald’s blames lack of exercise as a major obesity cause
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Dr. Diet weighs in:

Well, I’ve been in this business long enough to know that the rise in obesity is due to a giant caloric imbalance between 2 giant factors: the calories we take in (which are way too many) and the calories we expend (which are way too little).

To downplay the relationship between obesity and our access to cheap, high calorie and supersized portions of fast food over the years, with value meals and deals galore is ridiculous. This has actually been a significant contributor to the obesity epidemic affecting adults and children alike.

I agree with one statement in this article that “we do not believe that any restaurant is the cause of the problem.” I actually agree with that because the way I see it - all of our restaurants can share in the credit along with the technological advances that have basically engineered activity out of our daily lifestyle.

Let me say one more thing about personal responsibility and choice; sure consumers decide whether or not to buy fast food or purchase restaurant meals but because the choices are so lopsided toward the unhealthy range and mega-sized portions, this leaves a majority of Americans choosing unhealthy and being overweight or obese.

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