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    Report: 7-11 shrinks Big Gulp to make it more cupholder friendly
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    Look around. See anyone who could stand to lose a few pounds? Of course you do. Americans are fat. And not in a funny, two-twins-riding-on-the-back-of-motorcycles way, but in a depressing, billions-wasted-on-health-care-costs-associated-with-obesity way. That's why you have guys like New York ...

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    Report: America's obesity problem equals a billion gallons of gas per year
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    Newsflash: Americans are fat. And no, we're not just big boned. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions over the past couple decades, and as a result diabetes, heart disease and just about every other health issue are on the rise. The Atlantic reports that the amount of fuel we're using is on ...

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    Overweight and Overfueled - CDC says fat America uses more gas
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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a new report on obesity in the U.S. According to the study, the U.S. witnessed a 1.1 percent increase in the number of self-reported people with obesity between 2007 and 2009. The increase amounts to 2.4 million additional ...

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    Ironic Study: Not owning a car can make you fatter. Sorta.
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    Can not owning a car make you fatter? Iteems conventional wisdom would have it that people who don't own cars might tend to get more exercise having to walk everywhere they go, no? No. Well not completely, at least according to a new study that appears in the September issue of the Journal of ...

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    UK considering banning cars from school zones
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/world_news/UK_Considering_Banning_Cars_from_School_Zones_to_Force_Kids_to_Walk_More'; The Institute for European Environmental Policy in the UK is looking into banning cars from school zones, not to protect students from being hit by a car, but instead to get kids ...

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    REPORT: Fat people waste gas
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    Gas prices have settled a bit in the past few months, but with the cost of a gallon still lingering well in the two-dollar range, many Americans are looking for ways to save a few bucks at the pump. But what if you are happy with your current car and don't want to be a new one that's more fuel ...

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    Super Sizing imports for Americans who always want fries with that
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    This article in USA Today acknowledges what many domestic automakers have known for years: Americans are getting larger and, thus, their vehicles need to get bigger.Over sixty percent of adults are considered overweight or obese. One way foreign automakers are reacting is by increasing seat widths. ...

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