America is more concerned with weight than ever. With the country seeming to get fatter and fatter, the surgeon general issued a call to action on the matter in 2001.
"Health problems resulting from overweight and obesity could reverse many of the health gains achieved in the U.S. in recent decades," according to the report.
Increased education may help in the future, but so far no one can tell if it will.
On the opposite end of the overweight problem is anorexia nervosa. People seem to be showing symptoms earlier and later in life than years ago.
Some experts blame the media, with all their focus on plastic surgery and perfect bodies, for influencing the prevalence of this disease.
This site provides facts and figures on obesity and anorexia, plus nutritional guidelines for a healthy lifestyle.