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“Follow the blue on the maps,” advised the nutritionist as he showed slides summarizing obesity trends among adults in the United States, blue indicating states in which more than 14% of adults were obese. The map for 1990 had no color; by 1997, two-thirds of the states were blue. Handing out slices of pizza to us—a group of economists preparing for careers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on a November evening in 2001—he predicted that the map would be all blue before long. The numbers for 2002 proved him right.
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