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Fat-Fighting Strategy Focuses on Prevention

A new study predicts 40 percent of Americans will soon be obese, and scientists conceded that changes in metabolism that come with weight gain make reducing difficult. Researchers in Colorado are focusing on prevention, which takes less sacrifice and effort than many might believe. NPR's Richard Knox reports.

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Since he joined NPR in 2000, Knox has covered a broad range of issues and events in public health, medicine, and science. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Talk of the Nation, and newscasts.