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  •  When I was growing up in the 70s (1+ / 0-)
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    gravlax

    about one kid in 20--maybe one in 10--had what you'd call a serious weight problem--bulging tummy, bulging rear end, fleshy cheeks. Now, it's more like 1:3, 1:4. Not good. Not good, at all. I'm glad this problem is getting some serious attention.

    •  When I was a kid in the 50s (3+ / 0-)
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      karmsy, wayoutinthestix, gravlax

      the only overweight kids in our school was Marsha Wetmore. She said her doctor said she had a thyroid problem. She was sort of special because she was unique.

      •  I'll bet (2+ / 0-)
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        she was given plenty of guff for the name "Wetmore."

        We had two severely obese people in my school system. It was obvious that they did have some sort of physical problem. Now I see chubby kids on all of the playgrounds and lots more fat adults.

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