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CDC: The average American has gained about 15 pounds since 1994

(Chattanooga Times Free Press) According to the federal government, the average American in 2014 weighed 15 1/2 pounds more than they did in 1994…
"The average portion size for any given meal is astronomically bigger," said Dr. Kevin Niswender, an expert on diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolism at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Dr. Richard Pigg, a family and internal medicine specialist at CHI Memorial's Primary Care Associates in Hixson, noted that prices have gone down, as well. "Over the last 20 years, it has become a lot easier to get junk food at a cheaper price," he said.
It's not just the food. It's also the lack of exercise.
Television sets are way bigger, and "binging" can mean watching a dozen episodes of your favorite show while packing in the chicken wings. And then there is this internet thing, that was barely getting started in 1994.
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