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It’s the Obesity, Stupid

Economics is often the base reason why a nation gets fat. Can it also be the key to losing weight?

I’ve always been drawn to unconventional diets. I was raised as a vegetarian, and at different points in my life I’ve characterized my diet as vegan, macrobiotic, Atkins, low-carb, paleo, or keto. (Yes, I’m really popular at dinner parties.) It hasn’t been torture. In fact, I enjoy the tinkering.

Of course, around the world, not everyone has this luxury. The economy is a

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