Just to follow on the note from QueenDrome, Americans are REALLY overweight (OBESE) compared to other countries, i went to Wal-mart last week and noticed how ALOT of people were riding in those lawn-mower-shopping-carts, which i never see in my country. I live in Mexico and the majority of women have a healthy weight to them, many are overweight but not obese, and i cross the border to the US and most women and men are obese, and it is in my opinion the lack of exercise and plastic food the they eat, i see in the stores alot of "microwaveable", "instant", and "fast" food, and that makes them overweight by far. Americans lack proper nutrition. Last month i went to Paris, France, and i would walk around in the streets and i would literally see not one French native be obese most of them looked like fashion models, the only obeses i saw were american tourists. I can say from personal experience that the obeses problem i very much part of the american lifestyle, everything is comfort, even in foods, and that is a very big problem for alot of people, especially in the US, in Paris i must say that most people walked and took the metro or bus to get around, in the US? SUV's and comfortable cars.