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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — A nationwide survey conducted by Roper on behalf of TransUnion, one of the three major credit reporting bureaus, has found that more Americans are concerned about losing excess body weight than are concerned about lightening their debt loads.

“While it’s great to see Americans focused on their physical well-being, they should also remember the importance of continuing to manage their debt in the New Year,” said Lucy Duni, director of consumer education for TransUnion’s TrueCredit.com. “As mortgage delinquencies continue to rise alongside deteriorating housing markets and rising credit card interest rates, consumers need to monitor and manage their credit as well as their calories.”

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