Friday, March 06, 2009

Obesity is a growing problem in Italy (no pun intended). One in three Italians is overweight. One in ten is obese. To better track the problem, the Italian Higher Health Institute has announced plans to create a national database of overweight and obese people. How will they do it? By sending doctors and nurses to supermarkets across the country to collect personal data from “heavier shoppers,” who will also be offered helpful “lifestyle advice.”

Hmm. I wonder how that would go over in the States...