Testifying in favor of Colorado’s proposed “Obesity Prevention Act,” Dr. James Hill, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado, told the Colorado Senate, “We do have an epidemic of obesity in Colorado, in the United States and around the world.” The bill calls for classifying obesity as a disease and making “treating and preventing obesity the policy of the state.” In a 1998 Science magazine article, Hill wrote that fast food combined with a lack of exercise could result in the entire U.S. population becoming obese within generations. (“Lawmakers hear about ‘epidemic of obesity,'” Denver Rocky Mountain News, 1/21/00, No link available.)