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.

About shaunmiller

I am an assistant professor (LTR) at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project. Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.
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1 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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