TITLE

FAT AMERICA

AUTHOR(S)
Bednar, Joseph
PUB. DATE
October 2002
SOURCE
BusinessWest;Oct2002, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p45
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the obesity problems in the U.S. Statistics of obese persons in the country; Health risks of obesity; Factors that contribute to obesity.
ACCESSION #
7594216

 

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