(1)____________ health services in western countries have greatly improved the health of populations over the past century, the problem of obesity seems to be getting worse. (2) ___________ this problem is an integral part of modern life. (3) ___________ making it possible for people to eat more, a prosperous mechanized society means that most people take less exercise. (4) __________ health campaigns encouraging people to eat fruit and vegetables, there seems little chance of a change in attitude. (5) _________, the situation may even be getting worse. (6) __________ walking to work or to do our shopping, we spend our time sitting in cars, and (7) ___________ government health warnings, we eat more and more so called ‘junk’ food and drink more and more high-calorie drinks. (8) _________, we can blame obesity problems on pressurized marketing which glamorizes certain foods and drinks, but, (9) __________, individuals themselves must learn to be responsible for their own health. It is that word ‘learn’ which is important, (10) _________. For if we were better informed about the risks involved in excessive consumption of food and fizzy drinks and alcohol, we might (11) ________ be able to help ourselves. This is why the problem of obesity is (12) ___________ a problem of education.