According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one third of Americans are obese. For those who are morbidly obese, exercise and diet may not be enough - a surgical procedure to reduce or staple their stomach is an option.
So it's an epidemic already but in a state which perfected the art of all-you-can-eat and the all-day buffet, what would you expect? So apart from the occasional overindulging, why are we getting fatter? Not enough exercise? Too much food? Too much snacking? We'll ask some people who have struggled with obesity and with health officials who are trying to help the rest of us get a handle on the problem..