Is the High Level of Obesity in the United States Related to Its Low Life Expectancy?

Samuel Preston, Andrew Stokes

NBER Retirement Research Center Paper No. NB 10-01B
Issued in September 2010

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This research was supported by the U.S. Social Security Administration through grant #10-M-98363-1-02 to the National Bureau of Economic Research as part of the SSA Retirement Research Consortium. The findings and conclusions expressed are solely those of the authors and do not represent the views of SSA, any agency of the Federal Government, or the NBER.

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