A Nation Playing with Its Food

They say we're a race of orally compulsive piggies. At least this seems to be the going explanation for America's latest leap into pandemic obesity -- 33% of U.S. adults 20 years of age or older are estimated to be overweight. It almost doesn't matter what we eat, the obesity experts say. Give us low-fat foodstuffs, and we'll binge on them in megacalorie doses; turn your back for a moment, and we'll be scarfing down a Mallomar or whatever other substance comes to hand. What we really need is love, according to the mass-neurosis theory -- or community or respect --...

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