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Can Obesity Spread Through Social Connections?

Take a peek at your family and friends.  Do the bulk of them seem to be overflowing their chairs? A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (N Engl J Med 2007;357:370-9) found that if you’re struggling with your weight, there is a good chance that your friends and family are, too. Using […]

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Obesity Spreads Through Social Ties

Take a good look around you – at your family and friends.  Do the bulk of them seem to be overflowing their chairs? A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (N Engl J Med 2007;357:370-9)  seems to indicate that if you’re struggling with your weight, there is a good chance that your […]

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