his week, the Federal Transit Administration announced it would change its bus testing regulations to account for heavier Americans — hardly the first time that our growing waistlines have forced manufacturers to reassess or redesign products built with a thinner populace in mind. Obesity not only raises people's risk for heart disease, it changes how they get around, how they plan their careers, and how they receive emergency medical treatment. Here's a look at 7 things for which Americans are just too fat.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- The sexual politics of Game of Thrones just got enormously worse
- 31 TV shows to watch in 2014
- He said he was leaving. She ignored him.
- 14 wonderful words with no English equivalent
- Why atheism doesn't have the upper hand over religion
- Wounded in Boston, two brothers endure
- The hidden reason for the student loan crisis
- Entrepreneurs: A dying breed?
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- The Democrats have a mega-donor problem
Subscribe to the Week