article in the Telegraph
"Dr Walker, a family GP who is also a trained food scientist and nutritionist, said: "Obesity is a mushrooming problem. We are heading the same way as the United States.
"There is an explosion of obesity and the related medical conditions, like type two diabetes. I see chocolate as a major player in this, and I think a tax on products containing chocolate could make a real difference."
The GP, from Airdrie, Lanarkshire presented the plan to delegates at the BMA's annual conference of Scottish Local Medical Committees in Glasgow."
Well despite Dr Walker's qualifications he's wrong in thinking that chocolate is a major cause of obesity. - It isn't even a minor cause of obesity! There's never been any evidence to support the assumption that obesity is caused by eating too many calories or too much fat; the assumption has never even been put to the test. It is not the case that eating less chocolate will reduce obesity.
A tax on table salt (sodium chloride) - now THAT might reduce salt consumption, and if it did, then THAT WOULD REDUCE OBESITY.
Obesity is easily and safely reduced by cutting down on salt and salty food. This is because obesity is caused by fluid retention and maintained by salt intake. Reducing salt reduces the fluid retention and some of the excess water the body is carrying gets excreted in the urine.
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