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Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World

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America is suffering an epidemic of obesity and we are fast catching up. The challenge to the US food industry in the 1970s was that their population ... Show synopsis

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mishv

Why is America getting fatter and fatter?

by mishv on Jul 20, 2008

In the tradition of peer works, including the documentary "Super Size Me", Critser is another voice bringing to light the rise of obesity and type II diabetes in America. He brings out that while overweight people certainly look overfed, they are in fact often malnourished. Statistically, and often circumstancially, the poor are the most likely to be weight afflicted. It is hard to lose weight on Kraft Dinner and slurpees and Coke (cheaper than milk). Calling out the ruthless marketers who find more and more ways to bring us bigger servings and make them appealing, Fat Land is a wake up call for those who care about America's health.

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