Obesity epidemic has a high death toll

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Uh-oh! The nation’s obesity epidemic may be worse than we thought — four times worse. According to a new study from Columbia University, the death toll from this epidemic may be nearly four times higher than has been widely believed. And that could reverse the steady trend of longer life spans for a generation of Americans.

This morning on L.A.’s Morning News, Phil and Penny spoke with Dr. Matthew Lublin, a gastric bypass surgeon with Brotman Medical Center in Culver City.

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