USA Today has yet another piece on the Great Fat Epidemic.
Nearly four out of 10 Americans will be obese within five years if people keep packing on pounds at the current rate ? putting their health at risk, says one of the nation's top obesity researchers.
The story engages in the breathless (out-of-breath?) presumption that getting fatter automatically means worse health. For an alternative view, break open the Twinkies and check out this recent New Republic piece to the contrary.