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Some (small) consolations in the obesity battle

Two articles in the New York Times make for interesting reading.

One points out that American children are consuming fewer calories than they did a decade ago. It also mentions another encouraging sign: Adults are getting fewer of their calories from fast food.

But don't get your hopes up that an end is in sight to the obesity epidemic.

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An article that will appear in the paper's Sunday magazine documents how the food industry has helped to make many of us fatter for its own profit. It's a condensed version of a new book by Michael Moss: Salt Sugar Fat – How the Food Giants Hooked Us.

The Globe's Tralee Pearce has interviewed the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Her Q&A with Moss will appear in Monday's Life section of the Globe.

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