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HealthBeat: Poll finds people split on govít role in obesity but oppose limiting food choices

January 4, 2013
by LAURAN NEERGAARD
Associated Press/Washington Post

 

We know obesity is a health crisis, or every new year wouldn’t start with resolutions to eat better and get off the couch. But don’t try taking away our junk food.

Americans blame too much screen time and cheap fast food for fueling the nation’s fat epidemic, a poll finds, but they’re split on how much the government should do to help.

Most draw the line at policies that would try to force healthier eating by limiting food choices, according to the poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

 

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