How Has the U.S. Diet Changed Over the Last Century?

U.S. obesity rate over last 40 years

 Beth Mazur over at Weight Maven has posted a lecture by Dr. Stephan Guyenet in which he outlines the changes in American diet over the last 100 years.  It’s only 16 minutes long.  You may  find an explanation for our excess weight problem.

On a related note, Civil Eats posted a cool info graphic showing the sources of calories in the U.S. diet and how those sources have evolved over the last four decades.

Steve Parker, M.D.

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  1. Dr. Parker:

    Thank you for pointing out most revealing speech on change in diet
    and its constituent contente then and now.

    That certainly tracks the obesity/diabetes issues and growth over same time as well as the use of couch potato labour saving tools and games – cars, computers, wide screen, video games.

    Priceless, proof of the calorie jump at same time exercise/labor dropping like mad.