Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Fats the problem?

The graphs below show how the levels of obesity have grown in the USA over the last few years.
  • Obesity has grown 25% since 1980.
  • Although calorie intake did rise its growth stopped around 1990.
  • Total fat intake % has dropped consistently.
It goes without saying that the same levels of obesity have been seen in the UK over the same time period.

The general public did not know any better and reduced their fat consumption and therefore increased their carb intake.

If you think that being overweight or obese can be blamed on fat or calorie intake, I think this shows you need to think again. Excessive carbohydrate consumption is to blame.

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