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USA Weekend
February 11-13, 2000

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CONSIDER THIS: In the 1960s, the typical American diet was about 40% fat; today, 34%. Sounds good, right? Unfortunately, during that same period, obesity has increased by about 30%! How can it be that we're eating less fat and getting fatter? Just look at the calories we consume. In 1978, the average calorie intake was 1,969 a day; 1990, 2,200 calories a day.