Mon Dieu! The French Get Fat

French experts become increasingly concerned about the country's weight problem

Americans still seem to love one thing about the French, which is why the diet book French Women Don't Get Fat became a best seller. But when the book is released in France this fall, the reaction is likely to be more skeptical. Experts there are increasingly concerned about France's weight problem. A recent book by politician Jean-Marie Le Guen, Obesity: A New French Illness, notes that women in France, like women everywhere else, do get fat because they have less time to shop for fresh produce and are wolfing down more processed foods. Over the past decade, the obesity rate...

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