First of all we need to find out a reason for this growing mountain of fat that is killing us.
We know now that the traditional explanation - that of overeating - is wrong. People eat when they're hungry, and they stop when they're full. The problem lies in hormonal imbalance inside our bodies, an imbalance that deprives us of the energy to live life to the full, and instead stores the energy as fat.
What influences human hormonal balance? The three biggest factors are: genetics, diet, and stress.
There are no prizes for guessing which one of those three is the easiest to control.
The number one nutrient that negatively affects human hormonal balance is well known - it's sugar. The health and beauty of nations is directly related to its consumption. The per capita consumption of sugar has increased fifteenfold over the last 100 years.
Ever wondered why the French remain slim despite eating far more calories than we do, with their rich, fatty cuisine? That's right, it's because they drink wine instead of soft drinks!
It's very sad that this information - backed by genuine science - cannot realistically compete with advertising budgets of big sugar and soft drink producers.