Since then changes in the food industry has made the average person overweight. and yes, its the faulty of yer best pal, ca-pi-ta-li-sm.
"UK Professor John Yudkin... In 1972, Yudkin wrote a book called Pure, White and Deadly, which outlined how the rise in heart disease correlated to the rise in the consumption of sugar. This was not a popular argument with the influential sugar lobby however and Yudkin was basically black-listed and discredited by powerful sugar-funded opponents. As a result, the case against sugar was forgotten and the low-fat obsession took hold. The result? Obesity rates in the UK are now 10 times what they were in the 1970s and the amount of sugar eaten has increased by 31 per cent since 1990 because of the ‘invisible’ sugar added to products like tomato sauce, soft- drinks, yogurt, baked beans, etc."
So...lets not let these food industry eejits away with making us fat for the sake of profit. Let's control their activities, have strict oversight of what they put in food... and, then, in a very good way, 'take us back to the 1970s.'