One is a ruling minority of the healthy few who rely on vegetable gardens, personal trainers and spa getaways to stay fit. The other is
the majority of Americans, who are overweight or obese, many of whom
risk their own form of assisted living — XXXL clothes, mobility
scooters and diabetes treatments that can tip over $50,000 a year.
“One Nation, Overweight” is a CNBC documentary on Tuesday that provides a chilling portrait of a health epidemic that endangers all Americans —
without being overly alarmist or too sanguine. And while that doesn’t
sound like a big deal, this program stands out in a landscape cluttered
with mixed messages and grossly distorted images of reality. ..."