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"Obesity is really widespread." - Joseph O. Kern II

"Childhood obesity affects all pedophiles." - Anthony Jeselnik

"Tackling childhood obesity is key." - Diane Abbott

"Blaming guns for murder is like blaming forks for obesity." - Rush Limbaugh

"There are definitions of morbid obesity. Doctors define it." - Jane Velezmitchell

"The people in power have created an obesity epidemic." - Robert Atkins

"Things like depression and obesity are global challenges." - Jane Mcgonigal

"We used to be calorie poor and now the problem is obesity. We used to be data poor, now the problem is data obesity." - Hal Varian

"Actions, such as the designation of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, spring from First Lady Michelle Obama's leadership of efforts to end childhood obesity within this generation." - Richard Carmona

"Fixing obesity is going to require a change in our modern relationship with food. I'm hopeful that we begin to see a turnaround in this childhood obesity epidemic." - S Jay Olshansky

"Obesity affects every aspect of a peoples lives, from health to relationships." - Jane Velez-Mitchell

"In the 10 cities with the nation's highest obesity rates, the direct costs connected with obesity and obesity-related diseases are roughly $50 million per 100,000 residents. And if these 10 cities just cut their obesity rates down to the national average, all added up they combine to save nearly $500 million in healthcare costs each year." - Michelle Obama

"Ultimately, what may be needed to address the obesity problem are direct taxes on body weight." - Jonathan Gruber

"CAFE is like trying to cure obesity by requiring clothing manufacturers to make smaller sizes." - Bob Lutz

"All I'm trying to do is wipe out heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity." - Nathan Pritikin

"Obesity is a mental state, a disease brought on by boredom and disappointment." - Cyril Connolly

"The prices of really unhealthy food are kept artificially low, and that contributes to obesity." - Lori Silverbush

"Right now we also have this epidemic of obesity and diabetes." - Jill Stein

"Michelle Obama has mostly stuck to pretty anodyne topics. She's anti-childhood obesity, she's pro-veteran." - Jodi Kantor

"The commonest form of malnutrition in the western world is obesity." - Mervyn Deitel

"There's a real strong link today between soda consumption and obesity among children." - Eric Schlosser

"Obesity affects every aspect of a people's lives, from health to relationships." - Jane Velezmitchell

"Exercise is one of the best ways in preventing the rapid growth of obesity in America." - Lee Haney

"I would love to speak with First Lady Michelle Obama about the addictive component of obesity." - Jane Velezmitchell

"Contradictory as it seems, malnutrition is a key contributor to obesity." - Madeleine M Kunin

"Getting kids moving is a key factor in tackling obesity and health problems among the young." - Magnus

"Adding highway lanes to deal with traffic congestion is like loosening your belt to cure obesity." - Lewis Mumford

"The correlation between poverty and obesity can be traced to agricultural policies and subsidies." - Michael Pollan

"Getting kids moving is a key factor in tackling obesity and health problems among the young." - Magnus Scheving

"Each and every one of us has unknowingly played a part in the obesity problem." - Indra Nooyi

"The rise of childhood obesity has placed the health of an entire generation at risk." - Tom Vilsack

"I know the problem of obesity. I got to tell you, I think that's tepid. I just don't think the bully pulpit is going to be enough to sufficiently fight obesity. We're going to have to have incentives in here." - Max Baucus

"Obesity is a drain on the economy - we have to pay for the health care of fat people who are usually poor and can't afford insurance. Obesity is, well, bad." - Emily Levine

"Obesity now contributes to the death of more than 360,000 Americans a year. The incidence of childhood obesity is now at epidemic levels. Alarm bells are going off all over the place. But our government has done virtually nothing." - Tom Harkin

"Where you find obesity, you'll find poverty. It's a reflection of the South's struggle to raise its standard of living." - William R. Ferris

"I share Len Saunders' concerns about childhood obesity and getting kids to be active beginning at an early age." - Shannon Miller

"Experts now talk about the 'nutrition transition', in which populations in developing countries move straight from malnourishment to obesity." - Damian Thompson

"It's not that diabetes, heart disease, and obesity runs in your family...It's that no one runs in you family!" - Tony Robbins

"I'm very proud of my breasts, as every woman should be. It's not cellular obesity. It's womanliness." - Anita Ekberg

"As a native Washingtonian, I am well aware that childhood obesity is a real problem in our nations capital." - Daniel Snyder

"Obesity is now a problem in the navy. They've created a new rank: Really Big Rear Admiral." - David Letterman

"There is an obesity epidemic. One out of every three Americans... weighs as much as the other two." - Richard Jeni

"I share Len Saunders" concerns about childhood obesity and getting kids to be active beginning at an early age." - Shannon Miller

"Experts now talk about the "nutrition transition", in which populations in developing countries move straight from malnourishment to obesity." - Damian Thompson

"Every cure of obesity must begin with these three essential precepts:discretion in eating, moderation in sleeping, and exercise ..." - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

"I'm not saying that McDonald's gift certificates caused the obesity epidemic, but in retrospect, the timing is kind of suspicious." - Jim Gaffigan

"The infant mortality rates are insanely high. The obesity epidemic is on the rise. It is all related." - Kimberly Williams-Paisley

"In neighborhoods without a usable park or playground, the incidence of childhood obesity increases by 29 percent." - Darell Hammond

"There's no reason that America should be No. 1 in obesity; we have the greatest country in the world." - John Salley

"If we don't somehow stem the tide of childhood obesity, we're going to have a huge problem." - Lance Armstrong

"Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement, increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating." - Bob Filner

"Obesity among young Americans is a serious problem that can have serious ramifications in the long run." - Virginia Foxx

"The way to deal with the devil of obesity and diabetes is literally one day at a time." - Stephen Furst

"The causes of obesity are varied and complex, but the lack of daily physical activity is an important factor." - Risa Lavizzomourey

"By eating many fruits and vegetables in place of fast food and junk food, people could avoid obesity." - David H Murdock

"Obesity is racing through America, everywhere. It's high time someone spent some money to do something about it." - David H Murdock

"Cities simply don't have the powers they need to radically innovate in cutting obesity or the number of disaffected teenagers." - Geoff Mulgan

"The infant mortality rates are insanely high. The obesity epidemic is on the rise. It is all related." - Kimberly Williamspaisley

"As a native Washingtonian, I am well aware that childhood obesity is a real problem in our nation's capital." - Daniel Snyder

"People who lie to themselves about investing are the same as overweight people who blame their genes for their obesity." - Robert Kiyosaki

"If your friends are obese, your risk of obesity is 45 percent higher. ... If your friend's friends are obese, your risk of obesity is 25 percent higher. ... If your friend's friend's friend, someone you probably don't even know, is obese, your risk of obesity is 10 percent higher. It's only when you get to your friend's friend's friend's friends that there's no longer a relationship between that person's body size and your own body size." - Nicholas A Christakis

"If the fat people just gave the skinny people more food, we could all just eat... We could solve obesity and hunger at the same time." - Ashton Kutcher

"If my wife made childhood obesity her mission and I signed a law making 1/8 cup of tomato paste a vegetable, I'd be sleeping on the sofa." - Alton Brown

"Slowly but surely, we're beginning to turn the tide on childhood obesity in America. Together, we are inspiring leaders from every sector to take ownership of this issue." - Michelle Obama

"It's the biggest public health problem in America, the rising rates of obesity among our young people and very heavy statistics among our adult population." - William J Clinton

"Obesity is a prison; in the US we spend more to treat type 2 diabetes each year than is spent on education." - Paul Zane Pilzer

"People tend to think of overweight and obesity as strictly a personal matter, but there is much that communities can and should do to address these problems." - David Satcher

"Consuming three planets' worth of resources when in fact we have one is the environmental equivalent of childhood obesity - eating until you make yourself sick" - David Miliband

"Hotel Food !!, If i eat i will get Obesity, if i don't eat i will get Acidity...WHAT THE F...O...O...D...!!" - Vinay Kumar

"In a key-but commonly overlooked-aspect of obesity, weight gain can be caused by the slightest increases in consumption, if it continues day in and day out." - Michael Moss

"The path to obesity is paved with bacon and white bread; the way to skinny is built on apples and Ezekiel." - Bob Harper

"Children with obesity and diabetes live harder poorer lives, they often don't finish school and earn much less than their healthy counterparts." - Mark Hyman, M.D.

"Union Rule 26: Every employee must win 'Worker of the Week' at least once, regardless of gross incompetence, obesity or rank odor." - Homer

"Forcing automakers to sell smaller cars to improve fuel economy [is like]... fighting the nation's obesity problem by forcing clothing manufacturers to sell garments in only small sizes." - Bob Lutz

"It ought to be realized by all dog owners that obesity shortens a dog's life quite considerably, a life which is much too short anyhow." - Konrad Lorenz

"I could have gone for gambling or sex addiction,...But I went for obesity because of the tremendous impact it has." - Nora Volkow

"To say that obesity is caused by merely consuming too many calories is like saying that the only cause of the American Revolution was the Boston Tea Party." - Adelle Davis

"They've found a link between chemicals in shampoo and obesity. If you're eating shampoo, your weight is the least of your concerns." - Craig Ferguson

"In fact, the number one reason for obesity in North America is simple: over consumption. And we over consume because we're hungry." - Brendan Brazier

"A lot of people have so many issues like depression, obesity or chronic illness that has to do with gut health." - Rachele Brooke Smith

"Perhaps by sharing my personal weight-loss journey on television, I can help others confront the truth and lies behind obesity." - Ruby Gettinger

"I am on an emotional roller coaster ride to survive and to conquer obesity, not only for myself but also for everyone that battles some kind of addiction." - Ruby Gettinger

"I have always been "Hacky Wacky" which is my lingo for HAPPY! I refuse to allow my obesity to control me." - Ruby Gettinger

"...obesity isn't caused by those who adore food. People tend not to put on weight through eating meals. I'd say it's people who eat non-stop." - Nigella Lawson

"Obesity is a condition which proves that the Lord does not help those who help themselves and help themselves and help themselves." - Anonymous

"Our moral theorists seem never content with the normal. Why must it always be a contest between fornication, obesity and laziness, and celibacy, fasting and hard labor?" - Martin H Fischer

"Childhood obesity issue is critically important to me because it's critically important to the health and success of our kids, and of this nation, ultimately." - Michelle Obama

"For the first time since 2007, the FDA Has approved a new device to treat obesity. The amazing breakthrough is called a vegetable." - Conan O'Brien

"How much obesity has to be created in a single decade for people to realize that diet has to be responsible for it?" - Robert Atkins

"Obesity is a problem that nearly every nation in the world is facing, but there is much that we can do to fix it." - Richard Attias

"If the childhood obesity epidemic remains unchecked, it will condemn many of our kids to shorter lives, as well as the emotional and financial burdens of poor health." - Richard Carmona

"This might be the first generation where kids are dying at a younger age than their parents and it's related primarily to the obesity problem." - Judy Davis

"The number of kids affected by obesity has tripled since 1980, and this can be traced in large part to lack of exercise and a healthy diet." - Virginia Foxx

"Biology sets the context, and that is critical, but obesity still boils down to whether a person eats too much or exercises enough." - Robin Marantz Henig

"My reason and inspiration to lose weight and stay fit is my youngest son, Anant, who is fighting obesity. I would like to be an example for him." - Nita Ambani

"Obesity is a societal issue. We have to come together with government, business, civil society, and NGOs to create solutions for this." - Muhtar Kent

"Progress among the youngest children is especially important because we know that preventing obesity at an early age helps young people maintain a healthy weight into adulthood." - Risa Lavizzomourey

"I'm not a flag waver for obesity. It's not healthy, and you have a crap life because there is such a downer on it." - Jo Brand

"If we are serious about combating the childhood obesity epidemic and improving child nutrition, then everyone must chip in - parents, schools, and yes even Congress." - Tom Harkin

"Overweight and obesity is the second leading cause of death, killing 300,000 people a year, There is not a miracle pill that will lead to weight loss." - Richard Carmona

"Dietary fat, whether saturated or not, is not a cause of obesity, heart disease or any other chronic disease of civilization." - Andrew Weil

"Obesity is awesome from a Wall Street perspective. It's not just one disease - there are all sorts of related diseases to profit from." - Anne Wojcicki

"The Redskins have been active champions in the fight against childhood obesity through our commitment with the NFL Play 60 program." - Daniel Snyder

"I couldn't open up a magazine, you couldn't read a newspaper, you couldn't turn on the TV without hearing about the obesity epidemic in America." - Morgan Spurlock

"The lack of access to proper nutrition is not only fueling obesity, it is leading to food insecurity and hunger among our children." - Tom Vilsack

"Children with obesity and diabetes live harder poorer lives, they often don't finish school and earn much less than their healthy counterparts." - Mark Hyman

"The simplest way to look at all these associations, between obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cancer, and Alzheimer's (not to mention the other the conditions that also associate with obesity and diabetes, such as gout, asthma, and fatty liver disease), is that what makes us fat - the quality and quantity of carbohydrates we consume - also makes us sick." - Gary Taubes

"We must not constantly talk about tackling obesity and warning people about the negative consequences of obesity. Instead we must be positive - positive about the fun and benefits to be had from healthy living, trying to get rid of people's excuses for being obese by tackling the issue in a positive way." - Andrew Lansley

"It is said that the way to prevent obesity is not to allow kids to become overweight in the first place. But it takes a multi-pronged approach that has to start with parents. Kids are just too young to understand the consequences of obesity." - Lisa Ling

"We can all agree that government cant solve the obesity crisis alone. Its an ongoing issue that will require a collaborative effort across private and public sectors if we want to see some long-term success." - Marcus Samuelsson

"For the first time, the nation will have goals, benchmarks, and measureable outcomes that will help us tackle the childhood obesity epidemic one child, one family, and one community at a time," - Michelle Obama

"The rate of childhood obesity is just ridiculous. Anytime I can get involved with teaching them how to get physical exercise, I want to help in any way possible" - Shannon Miller

"Because of the increasing rates of obesity, unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity, we may see the first generation that will be less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than their parents." - Richard Carmona

"In a massive, long-term study of 17,000 civil servants, an almost unbelievable conclusion emerged: the status of a person's job was more likely to predict their likelihood of a heart attack than obesity, smoking or high blood pressure." - Matt Ridley

"I want to be the poster child for taking care of yourself after 40. Obesity is an epidemic in this country and I'm a living, breathing example of what it means to stay healthy." - Bernard Hopkins

"Addiction, obesity, starvation (anorexia nervosa) are political problems, not psychiatric: each condenses and expresses a contest between the individual and some other person or persons in his environment over the control of the individual's body." - Thomas Szasz

"There's always tomorrow." "Exactly," she said, finishing off her first doughnut, selecting a second. Maybe she would' starve to death, she decided. Maybe she"d eat herself into obesity and explode. Death by doughnut." - Janet Evanovich

"Perhaps all our troubles - all the violence, obesity, illness, depression, and greed we can't overcome - began when we stopped living as Running People. Deny your nature, and it will erupt in some other, uglier way." - Christopher Mcdougall

"So why is a third of our world battling obesity and spending huge sums to burn off excess calories, while the other two-thirds yearn to get more of them?" - Wess Stafford

"Shrinking someone's stomach to the size of a walnut with surgery is one way to battle obesity and diabetes and may be lifesaving for a few, but it doesn't address the underlying causes." - Mark Hyman, M.D.

"Addiction, obesity, starvation (anorexia nervosa) are political problems, not psychiatric: each condense and expresses a contest between the individual and some other person or persons in his environment over the control of the individual's body." - Thomas Szasz

"We are spending millions, if not billions of dollars every year on programs to fight the childhood obesity epidemic while giving almost $2 billion of taxpayer money to the junk food and fast food industries to make the epidemic worse." - Dennis Kucinich

"There's always tomorrow." "Exactly," she said, finishing off her first doughnut, selecting a second. Maybe she wouldn't starve to death, she decided. Maybe she'd eat herself into obesity and explode. Death by doughnut." - Janet Evanovich

"In business news, chocolate maker nestle is buying Jenny Craig. Well, that says it all you need to know about the war on obesity, doesn't it? It's over! Apparently we surrendered!" - Jay Leno

"I wish for everyone to help create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity." - Jamie Oliver

"I'm not alone in having obese people in my circle and in my family. I have loved morbidly obese people, and I don't approach obesity with revulsion or judgment but with empathy and compassion." - Lori Lansens

"In India, it's the rich who have problems with obesity. And the poor are darker-skinned because they work outside and often work without their tops on so you can see their ribs." - Aravind Adiga

"If your DNA profile puts you at a higher risk of developing obesity, that doesn't mean it's your fate. You can take control of the environmental side of the equation and reduce your overall lifetime risk by a lot." - David Agus

"Hunger and malnutrition have devastating consequences for children and have been linked to low birth weight and birth defects, obesity, mental and physical health problems, and poorer educational outcomes." - Marian Wright Edelman

"With the chronic obesity in America, it's more important than ever to not only feed kids healthy foods but to teach them how to make healthy choices on their own." - Jennie Garth

"Given that the biggest rise in childhood obesity rates are occurring in children ages 3 to 5 years, we must modify our efforts to place an emphasis on prevention versus intervention." - Darell Hammond

"Obesity puts our children at risk of developing serious diseases - such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and depression. It keeps our children from performing their best at school." - Kirsten Gillibrand

"As an anti-hunger advocate, I found the perplexity of the obesity problem and the hunger problem existing side-by-side in our increasingly global food system begged further investigation." - Ellen Gustafson

"More than ever, we as parents and a nation must do something about the growth of obesity in our children. We must do more than just talk, we must be concerned enough to act." - Lee Haney

"We can all agree that government can't solve the obesity crisis alone. It's an ongoing issue that will require a collaborative effort across private and public sectors if we want to see some long-term success." - Marcus Samuelsson

"Everything that has to do with food is sensuous. In the United States, however, we are eating all the time. We have a problem with obesity. And yet, we don't enjoy food that much." - Isabel Allende

"Commercials are not the only exposure that obesity gets on TV. It is by no means a rarity on the wonderful Judge Judy's show when both plaintiff and accused all but literally fill the screen." - Dick Cavett

"Economists at the National Bureau of Economic Research and University of Chicago persuasively argue that one of the biggest reasons for the nation's current obesity epidemic is that food is now so much cheaper and easier to prepare." - Charles Duhigg

"I am not a member of Fat Liberation, nor do I think that obesity is healthy. But I do believe that in many ways my life has been a more charmed and happy one because I was always large." - Maeve Binchy

"I really do believe that America has this weight problem - obesity issues - and we have all these diseases that we get - heart disease, cancer, diabetes, autoimmune diseases - that are primarily lifestyle diseases." - John Mackey

"Epidemic obesity is unquestionably a health crisis in the United States, and for that matter, in much of the world. But it is a crisis in slow motion, one that has crept up on us over years, and even decades." - David L. Katz

"Obese kids watch no more television than kids who aren't obese. All the thin kids watch massive amounts of television, too. There is no statistical correlation between obesity and media use, period." - Po Bronson

"When you talk about obesity, there's so many things that can cause that. It can be a medical thing, or down to the individual. There's a lot of other things involved than eating a Mars bar." - Peter Shilton

"The rate of childhood obesity is just ridiculous. Anytime I can get involved with teaching them how to get physical exercise, I want to help in any way possible." - Shannon Miller

"I think governments will increasingly be tempted to rely on Silicon Valley to solve problems like obesity or climate change because Silicon Valley runs the information infrastructure through which we consume information." - Evgeny Morozov

"Do you remember campaigns like 'Keep America beautiful'? What about 'Buckle up'? I believe we need an approach like this to attack obesity. Let's be a good industry that does 100% of what it possibly can - not grudgingly, but willingly." - Indra Nooyi

"Sugary drinks are blamed for increasing the rates of chronic disease and obesity in America. Yet efforts to reduce their consumption through taxes or other measures have gone nowhere. The beverage industry has spent millions defeating them." - Robert Reich

"There are five issues that make a fist of a hand that can knock America out cold. They're lack of jobs, obesity, diabetes, homelessness, and lack of good education." - William

"I am excited to share my archive pictures and footage. I'll also share announcements about current events and success stories from the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation to help fight diabetes and child obesity." - Sugar Ray Leonard

"Once you avoid the things that accelerate aging like smoking, obesity, excessive alcohol consumption, and excessive sun exposure, you've done about as much as you can to influence your aging process." - S Jay Olshansky



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