What about eating more plant-based food and less animal-based food? Do long-term food consumption statistics for Americans support the idea of eating vegetarian to combat obesity?
And just what percentage of U.S. adults are obese? What do the trend lines show?
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The study looked at more than 1600 UK adults, ranging in age from 19 to 65. It found that a longer sleep time was associated with a lower BMI (that is, body mass index) and a smaller waist circumference.
The data on what we eat undermines the “let’s all become vegetarians to fight obesity” argument. It’s hard to convince people that eating meat is making them fat when they have been eating less meat, and more plants, for several decades, without trimming down.
To show the obesity trend on a graph, what data could we use? What would the obesity line look like? We all know obesity has been increasing for decades. But what are the statistical details for the United States?