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New Study Reveals That Obesity Could Actually Be Contagious

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Obesity is one of the most common medical issues amongst people in the West, and especially in America. It's estimated that over 1 in 3 people in the United States alone are obese, and this has also tied into an increase in other conditions like heart disease and diabetes.

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It's an issue that has many sides to it, and everyone studying it has weighed in on some of the causes and solutions to the condition. Some blame the ready availability of inexpensive, unhealthy foods, while others blame the education system for not doing enough to educate people on the importance of healthy eating and exercise. Others still simply blame it on laziness and people's inability to take care of themselves.

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However, a recent study done on the matter has revealed that, as expected, there's more to it than that. As it turns out, your proximity to other people who are overweight can actually have an impact on your own weight, and you might not even realize it's happening...

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