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French women may not get fat, as the best-selling book advised is not that long ago, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want help shedding extra pounds from time to time.

The best evidence of this? Bloomberg Businessweek reports that Jenny Craig has set up a business operation there.

According to the story, “The California-based chain has found success in France by pushing a diet method that combines prepared meals and regular counseling. The country has become one of the brand’s biggest growth engines less than two years after parent Nestle SA introduced the weight loss program there ... Its timing was propitious. The number of overweight adults in France climbed about 11 percent from 2006 to 2009, and about one in three people is now overweight, according to a 2009 study by the national health research institute.”
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