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The Foods That Made America Fat


In 1961 Americans consumed 2883 calories per person.

By 2000 this had increased to 3817.

Combine this with a decrease in physical activity and in the space of forty years people got fatter. Not only that, they also got sicker.

What foods made up this 935 calorie increase and what effect might those foods have had on overall health?

Here are the statistics.