United States an Overfed Yet Malnourished Nation ("the malnutrition of the affluent") | All About Health, Fitness & Wellness | Scoop.it
Almost 40 percent of the U.S. is fat, yet is also nutritionally-starving to death. The truth is that the U.S.is over-fed and under-nourished.

So, how exactly is it possible to be starving to death when the average American eats more than 3700 calories a day? An adequate daily caloric count for rural Chinese farmers is around 2600. For professional athletes, they might healthfully consume 3000 calories in a day, but that is with a disproportionate amount of physical activity compared to the general public. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) admits that obesity causes a plethora of disease: heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some types of cancers, among them.

 


Via Bert Guevara