Thank you for the comprehensive articles on the worldwide epidemic of obesity [Aug. 9]. It is only to be expected that people are overweight; after all, from childhood we are taught to consume as much as possible. Clearly, too many of us believe that if a little is good, more is better and too much is just enough.
Charles J. Huebner
Petoskey, Michigan, U.S.
It is O.K. to have scientific reasons for a particular disease or a condition like obesity, but we all make choices when it comes to self-restraint...