Sunday, July 6, 2008

America: Bigger and Badder (or at least bigger)

The Centers for Disease Control posted a slideshow that chronicles how obesity has spread in the past 20 years. Scary stuff.

One of my friends thinks that the prevalence of obesity in America is a sign of "late society" - decline brought on by our own success and consumption. She likens it to how the Ancient Romans needed vomitoriums because there was so much binging going on (supposedly, anyway).

1 comment:

Maize said...

That is really scary...I can't believe so many people are obese in Alaska. Then again, when there's no sunshine for months on end, what else are you going to do but stay in and eat? The scariest part is how none of the states are around the 10% mark anymore.