January 14, 2010

TOPPED OUT! Have Americans Stopped Getting Fatter? “We may have hit the biological limit on how fat we can get: virtually everyone who is going to be obese, already is. Obviously, this is not terrific news, especially in a country as opposed to body fat as ours. But it suggests that, as usual, panicking over mindless trend extrapolations might be a little premature.” A number of commenters, however, suggest that it’s economics that’s producing skinnier (well, no fatter) Americans.

Meanwhile, when I read William Forstchen’s One Second After, with its graphic descriptions of starving Americans, it did cause me to look differently at the fat folks at the mall for a while . . . .

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