Thursday, May 26, 2011

We're Not Fat Because We Eat More

Given all the angst among in certain quarters about Big Macs and Supersizing and huge muffins and what not, you might that Americans now eat more than we used to. We don't:
By historical standards, contemporary Americans consume relatively few calories on a daily basis.
We are fatter than our ancestors because they worked on farms and in mills, whereas we sit around in cubicles, looking at computer screens. In 1960, half of American jobs required at least moderate physical activity, but now that number is below 20 percent.

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