Table of Contents: Jun. 7, 2004

COVER

CRITICAL CONDITION

AMERICA'S OBESITY CRISIS

A tour of any mall or beach offers proof: two-thirds of Americans are overweight, and half are obese. What can be done? 57

THE PROBLEM

EVOLVING TOWARD FAT: The ultimate reason for obesity may lie with ancestors who ate Atkins-like diets but lived like marathoners 58

WHY WE EAT: By hardwiring us to eat for social, biological and psychological reasons, nature stacks the deck against weight loss 72

THE SOLUTIONS

FAT FIGHTERS: Experts battle the powerful forces that propel Americans to eat too much and move too little 78

THE SKINNY PILL: Pharmaceutical companies are...

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