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Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
With gas prices reaching record highs in certain parts of the country, Americans are looking for someone to blame for their pain at the pump. But drivers might not have to look much further than their waistlines to find the real culprit.

That's right, being overweight can lead to higher spending when it comes to gas. This is one of the conclusions drawn by Allstate in a recent blog post by the auto insurer, which highlights how obesity may be taking a toll on vehicle fuel efficiency.
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