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Geaux Lite comes to North Louisiana

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Halloween candy and treats, followed by Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts, have many of you fearing weight gain this holiday season. Christus Health has a plan to help you lose pounds.

It's called Geaux Lite, a state-wide weight loss campaign started by the Louisiana Hospital Association to fight the state's obesity problem. Christus is heading efforts here locally. Thursday the hospital staff held registration and weigh-ins at the Highland Clinic. The campaign is open to the public. It will last six months and the goal is to lose 200 tons of fat state-wide. Recently, Louisiana was named the nation's fattest state.

The medical cost for obesity health issues totaled $147 billion nationwide in 2008.

 

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