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In Practice

Holiday weight gain: It’s not all about the stuffing

Excerpted from the In Practice blog on Boston.com.

’Tis the season when we’ll see countless articles about holiday weight gain. It’s commonly believed that Americans gain, on average, 5-10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. It turns out that the average gain is closer to 1 pound — but that, according to a study, is a pound you never lose.

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