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The Food Facts -
Do You Know?

  An extra 700 calories per week adds up to 10 lbs. a year.

  Americans now consume 1,000 more calories per week than they did in 1985.

  It takes about 70 minutes of jogging to burn off 700 calories.

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The Fattening of America
How the Economy Makes Us Fat, If It Matters, and What to Do About It
by Eric A. Finkelstein & Laurie Zuckerman

Copyright © 2008 Eric A. Finkelstein & Laurie Zuckerman