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To fight obesity, we need healthier communities

At first glance the conclusions from a recent study on obesity by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research seem obvious: people who are overweight or obese tend to have a less healthy diet and exercise less often than people whose weight is normal.

But behind those findings is another, more compelling story:

Minorities are more likely to be obese than non-Hispanic whites.

Low-income people are more likely to be overweight than more affluent Californians.