Stuff they didn’t teach you in history class.
The American Diet: A Historical Perspective
The United States has experienced a major health transition in the last 150 years, which has included an increase in the prevalence of obesity, diabetes and coronary heart disease. As these conditions are heavily influenced by food choices, it is important to understand how the American diet has changed over this time period. This talk will describe qualitative and quantitative changes in American food habits that may be relevant to modern disease patterns.
Quote from the talk:
In 1822 the average American consumed the amount of added sugar in one 12 ounce can of cola every 5 days. Whereas today that same number is 7 hours. (9:32)