Blame the Baklava

More fuel for the fire against Big Food comes from Lissau et al, quoted in this month's Atlantic. The US has the highest fraction of obese teens, by far. It's almost 14% of boys and over 15% of girls.

Who's number two? Greece, the home of my parents and extended family.

At this rate, soon all the Greek weddings will be big, fat ones.

To be clear, it's actually just the Greek boys that are the fattest of Europe; Danish and Israeli girls are heavier than the Greek girls. But then again, the investigators relied on self-reporting of heights and weights... And in my experience, Greek women tend to be modest about these things.