Letters, Feb. 6, 1995

Girth of a Nation

Congratulations for taking on a major social issue in your report on overweight Americans [Cover Story, Jan. 16]. While the leading reasons for obesity continue to be studied, there can be little argument that it is caused largely by an excess of food, insufficient exercise and a growing lack of self-respect. Time to shape up, America!

Robert B. Craig Eatontown, New Jersey

Many Americans have simply given up on the battle of the bulge. The stringent diets and ``no pain, no gain'' exercise ethic of the '80s are probably the reason. The only way to...

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