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More pounds requires more chair

March 6, 2010 |  6:01 am


FeetWe are where we sit, and where many of us sit these days is a little sturdier, perhaps a little wider. That's a reflection of the growth of our girth. More than two-thirds of the adults in this country are overweight or obese, and that's got policymakers worried about the consequences for the nation's health and the cost of healthcare. 

They're surely a little less weighty, but there are furniture consequences too. Read more about them in the lead story in our print edition this week.

-- Mary MacVean

Credit: Los Angeles Times

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