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7 things Americans are too fat to do: A slideshow
As the obesity crisis deepens, Americans are having trouble fitting into everything from airplane seats to ambulances
America's obesity problem is creating new challenges for manufacturers of buses, MRI machines, and more. CC BY: Tony Atler
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his week, the Federal Transit Administration announced it would change its bus testing regulations to account for heavier Americans — hardly the first time that our growing waistlines have forced manufacturers to reassess or redesign products built with a thinner populace in mind. Obesity not only raises people's risk for heart disease, it changes how they get around, how they plan their careers, and how they receive emergency medical treatment. Here's a look at 7 things for which Americans are just too fat.

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