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January 31, 2006

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Prince Charles is concerned Britons are putting on pounds, saying, "We are perhaps not far behind our American cousins in the 'supersizing' epidemic." The answer? More pedestrian friendly town centres, apparently.

Reffering (sic) to the research, the Prince of Wales said "it might help if the built environment was more attractive and appealing to the pedestrian". ... Dr Jackson and his colleagues have pointed to a disturbing link between the built environment, physical inactivity and what he terms a 'syndemic' of diseases including, perhaps most worryingly, childhood obesity."

This goes some way to explaining the name of Prince Charles' planned community; Poundbury in Dorset. Some sort of Illuminati in-joke though I expect the locals just call it The Village.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 31, 2006 08:31 AM

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