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...