Graphic from The Age.
Minister for Health Nicola Roxon has rather breathlessly endorsed the fat bomb thrown by the Baker IDI
Heart and Diabetes Institute into the middle of the Federal Government's Inquiry into Obesity.
Is there nothing that Our Nic doesn't think is the end of the world for Orstralya as we know it?
More people are likely to die from the effects of social isolation, poor medical services outside the big cities and a lack of access to public dental services, than will turn up their toes because of a bit of a belly and a double chin.
If 4 million Aussies spend a lifetime being seriously obese that may turn into a public health problem, but it is much lower down the average voters list of health fears and immediate problems.
Out here in rural and regional Australia we're just as likely to die because of a lack of highly trained doctors and adequate health services.