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An overweight person is shown in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., May 12, 2005. Obesity rates are at an all-time high, especially in certain parts of the country, say researchers, who have "mapped" the changes to illustrate how Canadians' waistlines have expanded over time.
An overweight person is shown in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., May 12, 2005. Obesity rates are at an all-time high, especially in certain parts of the country, say researchers, who have "mapped" the changes to illustrate how Canadians' waistlines have expanded over time.
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Oil rig workers told to slim down to save helicopter fuel

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It’s the end of the line for the super-sized rig worker and no one should be too surprised. Transocean has told its more corpulent North Sea staff to slim down because their extra pounds are costing the company too much in helicopter journeys to offshore platforms.