Will this anti-obesity campaigner have the last laugh?

When holding up a stop sign in public health, writes Professor Garry Egger, don't stand in the middle of the highway.

In our book Planet Obesity, Professor Boyd Swinburn and I described obesity as “collateral damage in the battle for modernity”.

This is not a plug by the way, the book is out of print. Nobody wanted to read about that. They preferred diet books.

It has occurred to me that throughout my professional life — 45 years in preventive and public health — my role has become collateral damage, or