If you've been paying attention to my rants over the years (here's one), it doesn't take long to figure out how much I scream the paint off the walls about obesity in this country. It's such a singularly classic representation of the worst of us.

"I'm free to do what I want. I'll pay for it. And if I can't, somebody else will."

But even if I'm overstating the significance of our collectively burgeoning waistbands, obesity still stands (or sits) as probably our single greatest (remaining) preventable health care cost driver.

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