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Obesity Often Linked to Income

Americans spend a good deal of money eating out, a habit tied to the nation's obesity epidemic. Researchers say the less people can pay for food, the more calories they consume. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports in the first of a two-part series.

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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.