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Obesity in America: Why Are We Gaining Weight?

"All you need to do to realize how much obesity there is out there is take a look at an old movie or an old TV show. Rent Dirty Harry (which I did not long ago) and watch it for a few minutes. All the people look like stick people, compared to people we see today.

The contrast is startling.

Or Google Woodstock and look at the images of all the folks there in 1969.

Granted most are young people, but compare them to young people today on college campuses everywhere. Although there are a few mildly overweight kids sprinkled here and there in the photos, most of them look like stick figures compared to today’s college students.

Why has this happened to us?" - Dr. Michael Eades, M.D.