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Obesity Data Gets Social


“Your Facebook likes can help scientists track obesity trends | (via @TIMEHealthland).”

—@TIME, the Twitter handle of Time Magazine, referencing a new study that finds the higher percentage of Facebook users who “like” interests related to healthy and active lifestyles live in areas with lower obesity rates. The opposite was true for users who live in an area with a larger percentage of obese people — those folks were more likely to have Facebook interests tied to television or other sedentary activities.