Takeaway clampdowns 'may combat obesity epidemic'
Restricting the number of fast-food outlets around offices and homes could help combat the obesity epidemic, UK researchers say.
Notice how the Beeb takes it as read that there is an obesity 'epidemic'.
Dr Thomas Burgoine, who led the study, told BBC News: "Those most exposed to takeaway food outlets overall were nearly twice as likely to be obese, compared to those least exposed."
"Exposed to takeaway food outlets". Exposed! Like it's some sort of virus rather than a shop on a street.
Measures to restrict access, such as not opening takeaway restaurants near schools, may help, scientists report in the BMJ.
If you class some doofus with a degree in geography as a scientist. I notice that legendary quackademic Jill Pell is involved as well.
Others argue that policymakers should focus on making fast food more healthy.
This is a class BBC false dichotomy. One one side, there's meddling with the number of food outlets. On the other side, there's meddling with the food they're allowed to serve. Option 3 is that it's none of the government's damn business, but that didn't make the final copy.
"It is difficult now to imagine a world in which broccoli rivals chips at the takeaway counter, but small steps in this direction are already being taken."
I bet they are, you vicious, statist crank.
"Our research suggests that policies to make our neighbourhood more healthy by restricting access to takeaway food might be successful," said Dr Burgoine.
Sorry to ruin your party but they do deliveries. Your move.