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How We Got There

Over four decades, many things have added up to make people more prone to obesity, from larger serving sizes in food and drink to devices that encourage people to sit inactive for long periods.

How We Got There

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Article | The problem at first was that the problem was ignored: For almost two decades, young people in the United States got fatter and fatter -- ate more, sat more -- and nobody seemed to notice. Not parents or schools, not medical groups or the government.

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