I’m not saying obesity isn’t a problem

As I continue to defend my claim that we can’t blame the high cost of the US health care system entirely on obesity, please don’t assume I think obesity isn’t a problem here.  It is, and we need to do something about it.

Try not to overeat this weekend.

Source: OECD data

UPDATE: First, I made the chart easier to interpret.  But Austin asked me for benchmarks.  For the sugar, in 2007, the average US intake was 149 pounds a year, or about 0.4 pounds per day.  For fat, our 2007 intake was just under the equivalent of one and a half sticks of butter per day.

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