Keep Getting Fat, It’s Not Your Fault

Blame evolution, not pizza.
Blame evolution, not pizza. Photo: istockphoto

Frank Bruni poses the theory that America’s fatness has more to do with agriculture and abundance, plus an uncontrollable biological need to reach for calories when they’re within chubby-arm’s reach, than the simple, pedestrian answer: wrong choices and lack of discipline. He references the film The Weight of the Nation, because it “makes an especially persuasive case that gluttony isn’t Americans’ problem,” proposing that the issue is much bigger. [NYT]