Food porn is probably the best way to describe the spate of explicit (but non-arousing) articles and videos that take on the never-ending debate about obesity. Their target is, more often than not, the fast food giants who feed our faces without caring too much about long-term health consequences.

The BBC Two series The Men Who Made Us Fat  is just the latest to state the bleeding obvious that people eat too much junk food and do too little exercise and, surprise, surprise they put on weight.

In the same way as death threats on cigarette packets fail to put consumers off smoking, no amount of exposés will change the habits of many lifetimes.  Get fat – die young seems to be a badge of honour for too many.

A less earnest, but just as revealing, video about preparing an epic lasagna shows just how supersized the problem is. Take a look – it’s quite funny but ,be warned, the finale will probably make you barf:

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