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Fighting the flab French-style


France's health ministry says more than one in six French people are obese.

That is less than in many other countries but President Nicolas Sarkozy is worried enough to be planning a major new campaign against obesity in the New Year.

David Chazan reports from Paris on how doctors have devised a characteristically Gallic treatment for obesity.


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