Table of Contents Jan. 13, 1986

COVER: In this, the season to be sorry, the losing game is a national obsession 54

Struggling dieters used to be told they were lazy gluttons with no willpower, but researchers have found that being overweight is as much a result of physiology and heredity as of environment and behavior. To win at staying thin, dieters are learning how to vanquish their own bodies. Overeaters have delightfully ingenious ways of fooling themselves. See HEALTH & FITNESS.

NATION: Reagan blasts Libya's Gaddafi as a "barbarian" and tightens sanctions 16

The President hurls verbal instead of military firepower at the alleged source...

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