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Montevideo, July 6th 2022 - 15:40 UTC
Snacking and super sizing are two of the dieter's worst enemies, research suggests. The average daily calorie intake in the US has increased by almost a third in 30 years, reaching 2,374 kilocalories. Read full article
A year ago Lula said the Brasilian problem was food poverty, starvation mortalities and skeletal individuals.
Even then he was way off beam; as the months pass, the real problem is becoming apparent.
The poor, particularly the urban poor, are becoming distinctly over-weight.
This is not from consuming the 'basket' - the staples of rice, beans, etc., it is from the departing 'lower class'/new middle class spending the Bolsa ('social security') on processed 'fast' food - Big Macs, etc.
This is a mark, an expression, of people adopting what they believe to be the way of life of the Developed World.
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