America Suffers from an Epidemic of Obesity

Morgan, Tom
April 2000
Business Journal (Central New York);04/21/2000, Vol. 14 Issue 16, p39
Focuses on the rise of obesity in the United States. Classification of the obese as 18 percent of the American population; Factors affecting the surge of obesity; Mortality rate of the obese; Role of doctors in the obesity epidemic.


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