What is your perspective on the cause of obesity for the large majority of those who are facing this problem? Whether you believe that the primary cause of obesity is genetics or lifestyle what has happened in our society since 1980 that has resulted in doubled or tripled rates of obesity in adults and children? What can be done in your own community to turn the obesity trend around? What kind of program might you create in this effort to bring health back to our society? What advice would you give to a friend coping with a weight issue to help them bring about long term change?