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Obesity Trumps Smoking As American Health Burden

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Obesity Trumps Smoking As American Health Burden

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Obesity Trumps Smoking As American Health Burden

Obesity Trumps Smoking As American Health Burden

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Reporting in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers write that the American obesity epidemic is eating away at gains in health and life expectancy achieved by anti-smoking campaigns. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the trend, and how Americans can trim fat. More information.

Guests:

Matthew Gillman, MD, professor and director, Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.

Erica Lubetkin, MD, associate medical professor, Department of Community Health and Social Medicine, City College of New York, New York, N.Y.