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September 2, 2011
by David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding
MSNBC (Men's Health)

You'd think that "swim suit season" would be reason enough to keep the pounds off in summertime. But new studies suggest that staying slim is even harder in summer than during the rest of the year.

When researchers from Indiana University and Ohio State looked at weight gain in children, they discovered that kids put on pounds three times faster during the summer than they do during the school year. And there's a good chance you're doing the same as an adult. In July, a report from Trust for America's Health revealed that obesity rates are steady or increasing in every single U.S. state, and in 38 states, more than 1 in 4 people are now obese—not overweight, obese.


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