A Summit on Obesity

For years now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported nothing but bad news about our expanding waistlines. But as this week's cover story on low-carb mania demonstrates, Americans are revising their bad habits. Out of a sense that the obesity epidemic may be peaking and that the country is ready for change, TIME and ABC News have decided to address the issue head on--in print, on the air and at a joint summit on obesity next month.

We and our partners at ABC News consider obesity--especially in children--one of the great health challenges of our age. The...

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