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Authors

  1. Tillotson, James E. PhD, MBA

Abstract

Eight of our largest US food companies sell overwhelming amounts of the snacks that many Americans overeat. In all snack categories-soft drinks, candy, salty snacks, cookies, crackers, ice cream-1 or 2 mega-food companies dominate the market, selling from 50% to 75% of each type of fun food. What effect, if any, does this overarching market concentration have on Americans' obesity?