In the face of all this foreign policy, CBS has doggedly pursued its Overweight in America series. Part four saw Tricia Regan speculate on whether the fast food industry can be sued for turning its customers into food addicts. Rats in a laboratory can get hooked, with similar neurology to morphine, on "high-fat sugary lard." Meanwhile, methamphetamine is growing in appeal, NBC's Pete Williams reported, spreading from the rural midwest to east coast cities: if they can make it in New York City, "they can make it anywhere," he quipped. Speed is the drug of choice among coeds, as young women on campus look for that weight-loss-plus-pep combo.
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