It’s been an interesting week for obesity news as the Center for Disease Control reported that women in the U.S. cracked the 40 percent threshold for the first time ever (men trail at 35 percent), all part of an epidemic that future historians will no doubt marvel at.
From the CDC’s website, these three charts are kind of interesting – obesity in the U.S. for White, Hispanic, and Black adults. Someone please pass this along to Donald Trump.
Meanwhile, in the U.K., there’s a row about fat and carbs:
- Scientists at war over controversial ‘eat fat to get thin’ obesity report
- Anti-obesity campaigners resign over low-fat diet report
It would appear that nutrition experts are as bad as economists – there’s a major problem and they may have been wrong about the root cause for decades.