Survey says few Americans know risks of obesity

Survey says few Americans know risks of obesity

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Vegetables left over by students on their cafeteria trays at the Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles. Americans blame too much couch time and cheap fast-food for fueling the nation’s obesity epidemic, but a poll finds that they’re split on how the government should help. A third of people say the government should be deeply involved in finding ways to curb obesity. A similar proportion want the government to play little or no role, and the rest are in the middle.

Survey says few Americans know risks of obesity

Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press file photo

Vegetables left over by students on their cafeteria trays at the Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles. Americans blame too much couch time and cheap fast-food for fueling the nation’s obesity epidemic, but a poll finds that they’re split on how the government should help. A third of people say the government should be deeply involved in finding ways to curb obesity. A similar proportion want the government to play little or no role, and the rest are in the middle.
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The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research Obesity Poll: http://tinyurl.com/bjppl77

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