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Can Tracking Facebook Likes Help Us Beat Obesity?

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital who mine Facebook users’ Likes and interests for correlations with nationwide obesity statistics are discovering that users who indicate interests related to healthy living tend to live in regions with lower obesity rates, while the opposite is true for users who indicate interests related to sedentary activities, such as television.

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Christina is an associate editor at Fast Company, where she writes about technology, social media, and business.

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