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Isolated obese populations help search for genetic influences

On the Pacific island of Kosrae, scientists hope to find answers to...they could take preventive steps. On Kosrae, scientists might also be able to study...Breslow has been studying the people of Kosrae for a decade. In fact, Friedman believes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/10/liv_415144.shtml
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Weighty new world: Obesity gains ground as global killer

...with two of every three Americans overweight. But there are a dozen places even worse: South Pacific islands like Tonga, Kosrae and Nauru, where traditional meals of reef fish and taro are replaced by cheap instant noodles and deep-fried turkey tails...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/10/liv_415142.shtml
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