Are Companies Aiding and Abetting Obesity?

October 2004
Environmental Nutrition;Oct2004, Vol. 27 Issue 10, p3
This article discusses various issues related to role of several companies in ever-increasing obesity in the U.S. No question, Americans are getting fatter. In response, companies are accommodating Americans with larger furniture, oversized umbrellas and towels, clothing with roomier fits, even extra-large coffins. Products that help obese people attain a healthier lifestyle are commendable. However, many companies merely see a marketing opportunity in obese consumers. Clothing companies, which manipulate sizes to give customers the illusion they haven't gained weight, are culprits indeed.


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