March 1997 Issue

Overweight: An Old Problem With Some New Solutions

We've all heard the news and it's not good: Americans are getting fatter. One-third of the adults in this country are now obese; that is, body weight is more than 20% above the ideal for height. Moreover, the problem appears to be on the upswing. According to recent stats, the incidence of obesity increased by 30% between 1980 and 1990. Yet, seemingly contrary to this, at any one time, one-fourth of men and

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