How Bill Put the Fizz in the Fight Against Fat

Slimmed down and scared straight after his bypass surgery, Clinton brokers a deal to get sugary drinks out of schools. And that's only the beginning

If you had grown up taking your Sunday lunches at Bill Clinton's great-uncle's house, you would have developed a weight problem too. The former President's beloved Uncle Buddy knew how to put out a spread that included a ham or a roast, corn bread, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, lima beans, fruit pies and bottomless flagons of iced tea. If the future President arrived early enough, he even got to help turn the crank on the ice cream maker.

A big-boned Southern boy couldn't help plumping up on such fare, eventually growing into a teen who, by his own description, was...

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