Obesity a global pandemic?
It's common knowlege that Americans are overweight. In fact, when you travel to Europe, it's not that hard at all to pick the Americans out of a crowd. My wife, mother-in-law, and sister-in-law all found on a trip to the U.K. that, even in England, portions were not even remotely American-sized (this provided for some banter with waitstaff).
Well, a reuter's article (bearing the headline "Evolution, not just gluttony, led to obesity pandemic") indicates that obesity is not confined to North America in any sense. Apparently, 1.5 billion people around the world are overweight (five times the U.S. population).
Interesting tidbit from the article: "humans were designed to maximize their energy intake because their large brains used about one-quarter of their total energy expenditure (calorie-rich)". Does this qualify McDonald's (mcyuch!) as brain food?
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