Mike Huckabee's Healthy Ambition

The GOP Presidential hopeful is battling obesity on the campaign trail with tales of his own 110-pound weight loss

While health care is climbing near the top of the agenda in the U.S. Presidential race, one Republican hopeful is arguing that the issue isn't really care but rather the unhealthy state of the average American. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, speaking to a group of weight-management professionals, argued that the nation could extend lives, improve the quality of life, and save some $700 billion annually if Americans lost weight, exercised more and quit smoking.

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