Fears are growing for the future of obesity after several reports revealed that the recession is causing poor people to eat less food.
The health service relies heavily on obesity to create employment. “Obesity is is the best creator of jobs in the health sector,” a doctor said.
“If the poor stop eating we could all go hungry,” he added.
However, the Department of Health dismissed the concerns. “Minister Reilly will not be found wanting when it comes to obesity,” a spokesman said.