Looks like it's time for a new bad guy: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4501646.stm The United States may be the land of the free, but it is also the land of the fat. In the spiritual home of the super-sized meal, more than 119 million adults - or 64.5% of the adult population - are either overweight or obese. Obesity in the US is linked to 300,000 deaths a year and said to add billions to the country's medical bills. And the problem is growing. By the time of the next Olympics, doctors predict that three out of four people in the country will have a body mass index of more than 25, the benchmark of corpulence. The problem of obesity in schools is described by the US surgeon general as "every bit as threatening to us as is the terrorist threat we face today".