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"French women don't get fat." A popular little book for a while that said the usual, the only thing that can be said: exercise and don't eat like an American. I doubt there's ever been such an obese country, and it's not merely the result of wealth and ease. It's the result of the "success" of the "food" industry as packaging fat, sugar, and salt. And so, "fat" now has such negative connotations when once it was a noble word. OK, I've had 'nough practice typin' "quotation" marks ...

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