Tokyo, JAPAN:  A government official measures waistline of Japan's Vice Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Keizo Takemi at his office in Tokyo 07 December 2006 as he challenges to lose five kilograms by the end of six months. Takemi and another vice minister, Noritoshi Ishida, kicked off a diet blog called "Metabo Busters" aimed at fighting metabolic syndrome in which people are diagnosed with too much fatty tissue around their abdomen.   AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO  (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP via Getty Images)