Now the science is settled on food. According to a new study, “The Weight of the Nation”, to be shown on HBO, it’s largely the industrialized world’s fault you are fat. And it’s the government’s job to solve the problem. This is from the NY Times:
The films try to reorient conversations about obesity away solely from personal responsibility and toward a combination of environmental circumstances to explain why 70 percent of Americans are, according to federal statistics, either overweight or obese. While personal responsibility is an important piece, “you cannot say that all these people have lost all their willpower,” Mr. Hoffman said.