This 'soccer mom' has a phd and decided instead of working to raise a family...how childish of people who belittle others for their opinions. And I might ask what are the credentials of this person who claims to be oh so much wiser than the rest of the world? Even doctors and scientists are constantly changing opinions and researching new things but oh no this person online must be smarter than all of them as well. Never mind that obesity has many causes, and yes plaque build up is one, as is unhealthy food which stores in fat cells... Bloating as well has many factors, any doctor can explain then to you, for women I think pms is a main cause....now if you can grasp the English language and grammar well enough to respond with more than incoherent babble please inform us all of your opinion and maybe more will listen. Thanks.