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  McDonalds not to blame for fat kids
Updated 23 January 2003, 15.47
Children eating in McDonalds
A group of teenagers trying to blame McDonalds for them being fat have failed.

The US kids thought burger chains pretended their food was healthier than it really was.

And they said there wasn't enough information about how bad it could be for your health if you ate it all the time.

'Up to you'

So they went to court and tried to sue.

American family
More than half of Americans are overweight
But the judge said there wasn't enough proof the burgers and fries were addictive.

He also said it was up to people to watch what they ate, and not the responsibility of the law.

Most of the teenagers lived on a daily diet of burgers and fries from the restaurant.

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