Friday, July 27, 2007

Can Your Friends Make You Fat?

Study: Obesity is 'socially contagious'

Yayoo Health - July 25, 2007 - If your friends and family get fat, chances are you will too, researchers report in a startling new study that suggests obesity is "socially contagious" and can spread easily from person to person.

Obesity is a global public health problem. About 1.5 billion adults worldwide are overweight, including more than 400 million who are obese. Two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese.

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