Letters: Sep. 23, 2002

What Really Makes You Fat?

"Scientists sent men to the moon but still cannot suppress our appetites. I'd much rather be thin than go to the moon." DEENA NISSLEY Sherman Oaks, Calif.

"Cracking the Fat Riddle" provided much biological reasoning for American obesity but totally ignored the root cause of the problem: Americans are fat because they are fixated on indulging their every desire [Health, Sept. 2]. Laziness is practically a virtue in our society. It's not the food pyramid, not the wrong diet, not even the fast-food joints that are at fault. The blame lies with the individual who refuses...

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