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.