November 2006
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Nov2006, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p3
The article presents news briefs. The annual report by the Trust for America's Health found that Nevada was the only state to decrease its percentage of obese adults in 2005. Janet Collins of the Centers for Disease Control noted that the states with the greatest obesity problem also suffer higher poverty rates. A study published in the "Annals of Internal Medicine" found that people are more likely to underestimate the calorie count of fast food as meal sizes get bigger.


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