Admission test for the degree course in medicine and surgery 2011-2012

Test ministeriali 2011-2012 in lingua inglese per l’accesso alla facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia 2012-2013

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Over the last twenty years the number of people, including children, classed as overweight, and therefore at risk of serious health problems, has risen alarmingly. This trend could be caused by an increase in the amount people eat or by a decrease in the amount of exercise they take. Most of us exercise less than people did twenty years ago, and the average number of calories consumed per person is now less than it was twenty years ago. So the increase in the number of overweight people is clearly caused by lack of exercise. Thus the government does not need to worry about trying to change people's diets. Which one of the following identifies the flaw in this argument?