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    Fat is normal in NZ - expert
    By Martin Johnston
    4:00 AM Monday Apr 26, 2010

    New Zealand's high rate of obesity is no surprise, because of its fat-promoting environment and its love affair with cars, an international health leader says.

    "It's a normal human response to get fat in the New Zealand environment," Professor Philip James said yesterday.

    "Most governments assume it's all your fault if you're fat. But in Britain, the chief scientist's advice, which has been accepted by the Cabinet, is that it's not true."

    An adviser to the World Health Organisation and president of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, the London nutrition expert was invited by AUT University to lecture in Hamilton and Auckland.

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    So why all the fuss about people's BMI in the medicals?

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    I guess they don't want to add to the situation.
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    Well we know there is an earthquake risk. No point taking un-necessary risks

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