Readers of a certain age will recall, and perhaps still find themselves singing from time to time, the song: He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother. The sad, simple reality of modern life, though, is that our brother is probably both — and quite possibly diabetic as well. So, too, our sisters, and selves — and all too often, even our children.
Obesity is truly rampant in the modern world. A decisive majority of our siblings and ourselves in the U.S. are, indeed, heavy — either overweight or obese. Childhood obesity levels, despite occasional and localized indications of progress, is at unprecedented levels.