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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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