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Provocative Study Says Obesity May Reduce U.S. Life Expectancy

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Science  18 Mar 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5716, pp. 1716-1717
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5716.1716

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The rising incidence of obesity, especially among children and teenagers, is leading to a variety of diseases that could depress average life span.