Fighting Obesity

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Whether it's the Atkins diet or South Beach, a morning swim or a power walk, the fact remains, losing weight is hard work. New research says obesity will soon be more deadly than tobacco, but how do you sell diet and exercise? Join NPR's Neal Conan and his guests to discuss how people make the commitment to lose weight.


Peggy Conlon
*Ad Council president and CEO

James Early
*director of clinical preventative medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita

Dr. Pamela Peeke
*Assistant professor of medicine, University of Maryland
*Pew Foundation scholar in nutrition
*Internist in private practice



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