Packing Fat

Even among kids, waistlines are bulging, and many people are worried about the trend.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM October 18, 2004

The world is getting bigger—not the planet itself, but many of the people in it.

In developed parts of the world, from Australia to Europe to the United States, waistlines are bulging. People weigh more than ever before. Even children are joining the ranks of the obese in record numbers, and scientists are concerned.

Do you consider yourself to be overweight? If you do, you're not alone.

Do you consider yourself to be overweight? If you do, you're not alone.

"It's pretty obvious we have a problem here," says Ross Brownson. He's an epidemiologist at the St. ...

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