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US daily calorie intake up 30% in 30 years: cut on snacks and king size portion

Thursday, June 30th 2011 - 07:09 UTC
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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

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  • GeoffWard2

    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.

    Jun 30th, 2011 - 10:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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