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Study Revises Death Rate from Obesity

A study appearing in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that fewer Americans die directly from obesity than seen in earlier studies. However, researchers warn the study is not a license to overindulge.

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Award-winning journalist Patti Neighmond is NPR's health policy correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.