Thursday, April 11, 2013

Fat Map

I often hear older people tell about how much harder it is to keep off weight now that they are not in high school or college.

I have long thought this was totally misreading things. Someone who was 30 in 1980 almost certainly gained a lot of weight in the past 33 years. However it has little or nothing to do with aging. It has to do with now being in a country with diet and lifestyles which cause us to gain weight. The whole country young and old ballooned up at the same time.

Here is a wonderful map showing how quickly America got fat.

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