An interesting article: Study predicts 75 percent overweight in U.S. by 2015 Study predicts 75 percent overweight in U.S. by 2015 - Yahoo! News Although I completely disagree with using BMI as a measure of bodyfat/overweightness, this article still points to an alarming trend in our society - people and our children are becoming more obese. Just like smoking, I'm sure this will be the next big discriminator (no pun intended) if it hasn't begun already. Healthcare costs associated with obesity are already rising as are lawsuits (from both sides). I'd be curious to see people's responses as to why people are becoming so obese (and it's not just in the US). The simple and stereotypical answer would be that 'these' people need to quit eating so much, start exercising, get motivated, have some self-respect, etc. There's got to be more to it than that though. Thoughts?