From the Quotation of the day mailing list, 2014-03-08:
"The previous belief of many lay people and health professionals that obesity is simply the result of a lack of willpower and an inability to discipline eating habits is no longer defensible."
-- Richard L. Atkinson, Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Wisconsin. Quoted in David Berreby's essay "The obesity era".
(submitted to the mailing list by Kelly Groves)