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Obesity worse than smoking?

New research finds obesity now causes just as many health problems in Americans as smoking -- maybe even more.

According to the new study from Columbia University, the proportion of smokers dropped about 18-percent between 1993 and 2008 -- while the proportion of obese people jumped 85-percent!

Researchers say smoking had a bigger impact on deaths during the study period -- while obesity had a bigger impact on illness.

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