DOWNSIZE WITH A SPIRITUAL UPGRADE

Whether or not Disneyland's attraction "It's a small world" is actually being rebuilt to accommodate today's larger patrons—a suggestion Disney reps deny—statistics claim obesity prevails globally. Among children as well as adults.

Yet obesity stats don't tell the entire story. Considered along with the market glut of "get thin quick" remedies, promotion of foods without sugar or trans fats—and the focus on celebrities as the model to conform to—these statistics suggest a population identifying itself predominantly with physicality and body weight.

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