We've all been reading about the obesity epidemic in the USA in recent years. It is now considered so bad that health care costs are being tallied.
But the real thing that surprises me is just looking at people. Where I live obesity is likely less than 3%.
When I return to the states to visit I see people with butts that are 3 feet wide. Waistlines are gargantuan. Ankles swollen. Do you ever notice this at restaurants, malls, and other public places?
Some studies says it's because calorie intake has increased. Some nutriontionist link it to large portions and 'super-sizing.' Today, some researchers began pointing their fingers at fructose, the corn ingredient that sweetens sodas. One doctor claims there is an obesity virus. Sedentary lifestyle. Suburban dependance on the car. It's likely a combination of several interlinking factors.
Please add your thoughts and opinions, observations.
Do you think this fattening trend can be reversed in the foreseable future?
I put this post here, hoping it's in the right place.