Obesity Increases: is Capitalism to Blame?

by Ryan McMaken

“Americans are fatter than ever,” CNN reports in its examination of the latest National Health Interview Survey by the Centers for Disease Control.

This will surprise no one who has been paying any attention at all to obesity data in the US in recent years.

According to the CDC, the percentage of the population that is obese has risen 11 percentage points (from 19.4 percent to 30.4 percent) since 1997.

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