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Americans Are Heavier Than Ever — But Not for the Reasons You Think

Hint: it’s not about willpower, calories, or exercise

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In the 1960s and 1970s, people smoked, drank a LOT of cocktails, and ate some really dodgy fat-filled foods averaging 2,600 calories per day. But almost no one was obese. Today, 65% of adults and 15% of children and adolescents are critically overweight, despite…

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