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Opening Arguments

Eat it

Better sit down for the latest startling news from those underworked and overpaid researchers:

The debate about whether the chicken or the egg came first has had some steep competition in recent years—what's to blame for the obesity epidemic in America? Some experts say it's genetics, some say environmental chemicals are to blame, others say it's our slothful lifestyle filled with hours of television and video games. But Australian researchers say the rise in obesity is due almost entirely to overeating, and they have the numbers to prove it.

If you overeat, you get fat! Who knew? Next up: Overdrinking leads to drunkenness. In people who are predisposed genetically and by environmental chemicals to overdrink, of course. Let's be fair.