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Ballpark food hijacks your brain

Originally Published: October 14, 2009
By Patrick Hruby | Page 2

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- If you want to understand why Americans are so belt-bustingly overweight -- why obesity statistics continue to rise, why weight-related health care costs spiral ever upward, why diet hawkers are latter-day oil tomcatters, why collectively, as a red, white and blue people, we cannot put down the chalupa -- you can conduct sociological research. Hunt for a "fat gene." Tabulate the caloric intake versus energy expenditure of watching Star Jones discuss fish-gutting gastric bypass ...

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