Obesity and the Fastness of Food

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Here I’ve plotted out the relationship between time the average person in a given country spends eating and that country’s obesity rate (as measured by the percentage of the national population with a body mass index higher than 30).

Notice where the US lies.

Of course this is correlation studies (correlation doesn’t mean causation), but this goes with what Michael Pollan was saying in his book In Defense of Food. Spending more time eating means that you are more aware of what you’re eating.  If there’s little time eating, it usually means that what you’re eating is unhealthy, thus the obesity.

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About shaunmiller

I am a Ph. D student at Marquette University. The primary purpose of this blog is to get my ideas out there, and then have other people scrutinize, critique, build upon, and systematize beliefs. This blog will sometimes pertain to what I'm learning in my classes, but it will occasionally deal with non-classroom issues that I'm thinking about as well.
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One Response to Obesity and the Fastness of Food

  1. thekillerj says:

    That’s cool to see what I suspected actually on a scatterplot.

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