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`Weight of the Nation` works to fight American obesity epidemic

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Despite healthier options at restaurants and a push from First Lady Michelle Obama to get moving and exercise, the obesity epidemic in America growing along with waistlines.

Northwestern cardiologist Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones got involved in making a documentary about the obesity epidemic called "Weight of the Nation."

Dr. Lloyd-Jones joined Good Day Chicago Tuesday morning to explain the impact obesity has on the nation's health, how the food we eat affects the heart and how weight gain is inevitable with age – but that doesn't mean we should become complacent.

For more information on obesity and how to prevent it, visit the My Life Check website.

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