Survey of 13 nations looks at attitudes towards food and weight

According to a new poll of 9,000 people from 13 countries, few people are blaming government for rising levels of obesity and would rather point the finger at the food available to them. Lack of exercise and genetics were also to blame.

The poll, which aimed to determine variations in attitudes towards food and weight, found that many French get on the scales every day, while those from Singapore are the least likely to weight themselves. Additionally, people from the US and UK were most likely to claim “no self-discipline” as the main reason for obesity. People from those two countries also stated they would find it too hard to give up fast food.

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