Obesity doesn’t come from trans fats or HFCS. It comes from having too much food and not enough activity. You have fat kids because they spend their time sitting on their butts playing video games and watching TV when even a generation ago they would have been outside playing. As Dr. Michael Eades once noted, one of the few things that we have total control over is what goes in our mouths. Yes, there can be mitigating circumstances like reactions to medications or sluggish thyroids, but those are exceptions rather than norms. We eat too much and don’t move, bottom line. Trans fats are just the latest demon that the government is wielding to Save Us From Ourselves ™.