Thou shalt be healthy

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In a bid to curb rising obesity rates and a growing burden of lifestyle diseases and weight problems in children, [b]SA’s Department of Health[/b] has passed new laws and proposed quite radical legislation. But [b]Free Market Foundation[/b] executive director Leon Louw says in a report in [s]The Times[/s] that, although the department has been praised by public health experts as a way of enabling South Africans to be healthier and live longer, there is no regulatory assessment of the impact of the laws.According to head of the [b]Vitality Institute[/b], Derek Yach, regulation should be a last resort after education and health incentives have failed.
Full report in The Times


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