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    • Thinfluence

    • Thin-flu-ence (noun) the powerful and surprising effect friends, family, work, and environment have on weight
    • By: Walter Willett, MD, DRPH, Malissa Wood, Dan Childs, MD
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tackling a weight problem is often viewed as a personal responsibility that requires making healthier choices. The latest research, however, shows that external factors - from family and friendships to advertising and the workplace environment - have an equal, if not greater, impact on America's growing waistline. Just look at the stats: A person's chance of becoming obese increases by 57 percent if a close friend is obese, 40 percent if a sibling is obese, and 37 percent if a spouse is obese. That's where Thinfluence comes in.

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