FILE - This file photo shows President William Howard Taft with his son Charles while on vacation in Beverly, Mass. History buffs know Taft is the only president to later become Supreme Court chief ... more 
FILE - This file photo shows President William Howard Taft with his son Charles while on vacation in Beverly, Mass. History buffs know Taft is the only president to later become Supreme Court chief justice, but he's also remembered as the president whose weight, at times well over 300 pounds, made headlines. Yet in the early 1900s, way before Weight Watchers, the nation's 27th president was helping to usher in a modern approach to treating obesity according to a report released Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. (AP Photo/File) less 
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Mon, Oct 14, 2013 5:47 PM EDT