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Tuesday, March 09, 2004 - Top Stories - Study: Obesity Nearly as Deadly as Tobacco: "Inactive Americans are eating themselves to death at an alarming rate, their unhealthy habits fast approaching tobacco as the top underlying preventable cause of death, a government study found."

"It's going to overtake tobacco" if the trend continues, Gerberding said. "At CDC, we're going to do everything we can to prevent it," she said. "Obesity has got to be job No. 1 for us in terms of chronic diseases."
Now that it has been established that those who smoke tobacco are not responsible for their diseases, it will be apparent to trial lawyers that those who eat are not responsible for their weight. Sell you fast food stocks, beef stocks, and buy seaweed and bamboo shoot stocks.

Oh yes, and we believe in free will, don't we? But cheer up, the CDC is "going to do everything we can to prevent it," according to Gerberding. Does "everything" mean telling us what to eat and not eat? Does it mean higher taxes on fast food? Does it mean suits against McDonalds and Wendys? Don't bet on it. Buy the bamboo.

What are the scariest words in the English language? You don't know? Here they are: "We are from the government and are here to help you."
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