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The Nonsense of Obesity?

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Obesity in International Perspective

Obesity in International Perspective (Photo credit: Peter Forret)

What is causing the obesity epidemic is far from simple.  It appears to be related to a multitude of factors summarized here.  Among the culprits:

  • Portion size
  • Eating out more often
  • Fewer home-cooked meals
  • More processed foods
  • Too much sitting time: TV, video games, computers, on the job
  • School budget cuts – physical education classes, e.g.
  • Less activity during and after school – does anyone “play” outside anymore?
  • Mindless eating – snacking on calorie dense foods — chips, crackers, cakes, cookies

For an excellent article on causes, CLICK HERE.

For the statistics:


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