Iowa State University researchers were looking into why poor children in America are a bit on the heavy side.
Here is their brilliant conclusion: "a lack of food isn't necessarily to blame".
Did it occur to them that the opposite circumstance might be operative?
This country is wealthy and awash in food. Even if you are poor, really poor, there are food stamps, food pantries, food banks, school breakfasts, school lunches, and so on.
It's hard to lose weight here.
We fill up your plate here.