I agree there is such a thing as "too skinny" and your numbers on eating disorders speak for themselves. However, obesity IS a problem. In fact it's listed as a disease by the Center for Disease Control. Childhood obesity is on the rise. Over 15 percent of children have a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 30, which is the mark for adult obesity (a BMI over 25 is considered overweight). Compare this to 11 percent in 1994 and 7 percent in 1980. The American Obesity Association states these children are quite likely to have obesity persist into adulthood. Add to those numbers that 34 percent of Americans are already considered obese and you have what is known as an epidemic.
Physically fit people are 53 percent less likely to die premature deaths than the unfit, four times less likely to die from cancer and eight times less likely to die from cardiovascular disease. Eighty percent of people with Type 2 diabetes are overweight. Overweight people are 20 percent more likely to have asthma, 120 percent more likely to get stomach cancer, 90 percent more likely to get gallstones, 590 percent more likely to develop esophageal cancer and 50 percent more likely to have erectile dysfunction. I'd say that's a big problem.