Jeremy D Goldhaber-Fiebert, Alan M Garber, Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 00:00

Obesity – and its related illnesses – endangers the lives of millions across the world. While healthier, more physically active lifestyles can mitigate this, the question remains of how policymakers can get people to switch from being couch potatoes to keen runner beans. This column presents new evidence suggesting that for many even a nudge may suffice.

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