David Berreby – The obesity era

Dario Čanković via Nate Hawthorne
“Over the past 20 years or more, as the American people were getting fatter, so were America’s marmosets. As were laboratory macaques, chimpanzees, vervet monkeys and mice, as well as domestic dogs, domestic cats, and domestic and feral rats from both rural and urban areas. In fact, the researchers examined records on those eight species and found that average weight for every one had increased. (…) the trend suggests some widely shared cause, beyond the control of individuals, which is contributing to obesity across many species. (…) perhaps the most epic of the alternative theories of obesity (…) obesity is like poverty, or financial booms and busts, or war — a large-scale development that no one deliberately intends, but which emerges out of the millions of separate acts that together make human history.”
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