Is Being Fat a Personal Choice?


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After we posted about the various possible causes of obesity in America in What Makes You Fat?, the majority of the commenters complained that it was a matter of personal responsibility, not external influences. "Making it about where you live or evolution takes all the responsibility away from individuals to assess what they are putting in their mouths and how they are spending their time."

But look at those statistics on obesity above; Are Canadians that much more disciplined and responsible than Americans or are there other forces at work?

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