Two birds, one stone?

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An American doctoral student has found that there may be a silver lining when it comes to higher petrol prices – they might help people lose weight. Perhaps this is the policy solution to fighting climate change *and* obesity? 😉

Courtemanche’s study found that a US$1 rise in gas prices could reduce obesity by about 15 per cent after three years. According to his research, that could save 16,000 lives and as much as US$17 billion in health costs every year.

Read the full story or check out the study (PDF – 200kB)

One comment on “Two birds, one stone?”

  1. fatgirl47 1

    Yes, I’ve heard of a similar ground-breaking study that reckoned if you walk more and eat less you lose weight. It’s a miracle!

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