Obesity Nation: Why Are Americans So Fat?

By David Schoetz

Jun 29, 2010 2:54pm

America is fat. And getting fatter. Even after all the health warnings, doctor recommendations and FDA regulations, and a massive weight loss industry, Americans are still packing on the pounds at an alarming rate.  Tonight, we take a look at the culprits. In a report released today from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, researchers found that obesity rates for adults rose in 28 states over the past year, and that more than two-thirds of states have obesity rates above 25 percent. So who's to blame? We want to know why you think Americans are so fat. Is it from a surplus of fructose and other fattening ingredients in our diet — like the new Friendly's sandwich above — predatory marketing and confusing labeling, or do we just lack self control? John Donvan is scheduled to have tonight's report. Embedded below is a report from last month he did about two children already fighting the dangers of obesity.  

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