Just Read: Prevalence trends tell us what did not precipitate the US obesity epidemic

Rodgers A, Woodward A, Swinburn B, Dietz WH. Prevalence trends tell us what did not precipitate the US obesity epidemic-353
Rodgers A, Woodward A, Swinburn B, Dietz WH. Prevalence trends tell us what did not precipitate the US obesity epidemic-353 – Shared via CC BY-NC-SA – (View on Flickr.com)

but for all subgroups most people became heavier at about the same time. This simple observation indicates something important about factors that did not precipitate the US obesity epidemic. We believe it is implausible that each age, sex and ethnic group, with massive differences in life experience and attitudes, had a simultaneous decline in willpower related to healthy nutrition or exercise.Rodgers A, Woodward A, Swinburn B, Dietz WH. Prevalence trends tell us what did not precipitate the US obesity epidemic. Lancet Public Heal [Internet]. 2018 Mar; Available from: linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S2468266718300215

Changes in food supply are mentioned as key drivers, including portion sizes.

There’s also this

2017.11.27 Library of Congress Photo Archives - US News and World Report, Washington, DC USA 0965
2017.11.27 Library of Congress Photo Archives – US News and World Report, Washington, DC USA 0965 (View on Flickr.com)
2017.11.27 Library of Congress Photo Archives - US News and World Report, Washington, DC USA 0964
2017.11.27 Library of Congress Photo Archives – US News and World Report, Washington, DC USA 0964 (View on Flickr.com)

More from my trip to the Library of Congress and incredible US News and World Report photo collection: 1968’s Harried Housewife Preparing Convenience Foods (and how her diet was re-engineered to be carbohydrate-rich)

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