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Our view: How to cure an obese deficit
USA Today

Everyone knows that the patient needs to eat less and exercise more — and that too much change, too quickly, could be harmful. But warring sets of doctors can’t even agree on the right division between diet and exercise. In fact, their disagreement is so profound that their “compromise” might be a pledge to deal with the problem, many pounds later, in 2013. And hope the patient survives until then. That would be as medically irresponsible as the current political posturing on spending and taxes is fiscally irresponsible.