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[–] CaptSpify 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Not nearly as many high-calorie foods as cheaply as they are available today though

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[–] Omnesocrat 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Food was much less healthy, and people didn't sit around as much back then.

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[–] RobotAlpaca 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

To be fair, there wasn't any internet back then and TV programming was not nearly as varied. People were still active back then to make up for some of those calories. I think they were a lot more willing to call out people on being fat too.

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[–] ponchoman275 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Well a huge part of the obesity epidemic is due to the abundance of sugar in our food and that started happening around 50 years ago. Sugar is in pretty much everything now and we know it causes obesity.

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[–] CaptSpify 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Exactly. I hear schools have started focusing on health more since I left, so IDK how it is now. But from my school experience:

I didn't learn anything about health except "processed foods are worse for you than natural foods" and "more exercise = better". I didn't know how to count calories or combat stress eating until my 20s, when I looked it up myself. I don't know, but I hope we're teaching kids more about this now rather than leaving it up to parents.

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[–] Clayton 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Serious question because the article won't load for me. Is the studies definition of "obesity" determined by the BMI? I thought it was pretty well known that the BMI was pretty much bogus.

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