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  Fat Americans sue fast food companies
Updated 26 July 2002, 16.28
An American family
A group of overweight Americans are taking a load of fast food restaurants to court - because they sell fattening foods.

Fact File
Fat facts
More than half of Americans are overweight
US fast food companies are running a 1.4m campaign to get kids to eat more healthily

They say their health was ruined when they piled on the pounds.

And they're blaming McDonald's, Burger King, and Kentucky Fried Chicken for making them fat because they know they sell such fattening snacks.

'Thought it was good for you'

Chips: bad idea for your health
57-year-old Cesar Barber, who's already had two heart-attacks, said: "I always thought it was good for you. I never thought there was anything wrong with it."

Weighing in at a whopping 20 stone, he ate junk food all the time till in 1996 his doctor said he could die if he didn't change his diet.

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