Now if being overweight isn't enough to make one feel bad already, this news certainly is not going to make your day! I guess heavier folks do more driving from what the article states, so I guess if your body mass is over 30, you should start walking...and then there's this related article which ties obesity of the risk of psychiatric disorders...talk about a couple articles out today that could make anyone feel bad...even if you are just a few pounds overweight!! BD
Obese and overweight people require more fuel to transport them and the food they eat, and the problem will worsen as the population literally swells in size, a team at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine says.
This adds to food shortages and higher energy prices, the school's researchers Phil Edwards and Ian Roberts wrote in the journal Lancet on Friday.
The next step is quantifying how much a heavier population is contributing to climate change, higher fuel prices and food shortages, he added.
"Promotion of a normal distribution of BMI would reduce the global demand for, and thus the price of, food," Edwards and Roberts wrote.