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Fair For Child Obesity PSA to Compare Junk Food and Drugs?

Is junk food — like a drug — just a quick and easy fix parents give their kids? Cases of childhood obesity have more than tripled in the past 30 years, so health administrators are trying to curb the trend. An Australian production company hopes to educate parents about the ill effects of junk food with a public service announcement that compares fast food and drugs. Do you agree?

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krispin krispin 6 years
@anonymous: Check the latest studies and you'll see, that the long term effects on biochemical level are surprisingly similar. Plus, junk food dramatically increases risk of heart disease (which is by the way the leading cause of death in the US, UK...) ...
krispin krispin 6 years
I don't think junk food is ok, even if eaten infrequently. Same goes with cigarettes (or other drugs for that matter) - an occasional smoke probably won't kill you, but it's not exactly healthy either. Plus, junk food affects the brain in much the same way that cocaine or heroin does. Soooo, yes, the announcement is a bit bizzare, but it's not meant to be understood literally. It's ... "food for thought". :)
Carri Carri 6 years
Junk food is fine when it's infrequent and in moderation. Drugs are never ok!
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