Why is America So Fat Author:Ben D. Kennedy "Why is America So FAT?" is the question that everyone is asking as more and more Americans become overweight. The answer, as given by author Ben Kennedy, will shock readers into understanding that greed and politics play a much greater role in causing obesity than do improper diet and lack of exercise. A must read for anyone that seeks to lo... more »se weight.« less
This book goes into great detail on the pharmaceutical companies war against ephedra and smaller health companies. It also lists which over-the-counter and prescription medications to avoid.
However, it is rather verbose, yet it does not answer its own question (Why is America So Fat?) Not consuming ephedra was never a cause of obesity. Yes, the pharmaceutical companies have their hands in this mess, but the problem does not begin at the drugstore-- it begins at the grocery store. We shouldn't consume products of chemical engineering.