Is The Recession Making Us Fatter?

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Could the plummeting economy be contributing to expanding waistlines? Something is: new data released exclusively to NEWSWEEK from Gallup-Healthways shows that in the past year, the number of Americans considered obese has jumped by 1.7 percent or almost 5.5 million people and that the obese report a much lower quality of life than those who are at healthier weights.

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