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Old 03-29-2008, 04:08 PM   #10
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I just finished In Defense of Food, and the historical long-view that he takes on the western diet was incredible. It answers the question of "how did we get to this??" handily and has alot of good theories and insights into why americans are so comparitively unhealthy!

The bit about the word association study actually brought tears to my eyes. People in France and the USA were asked for the first word that pops into their head when they hear certain other words, and one of them was "chocolate cake". The number one response for Americans was "guilt". For the French it was "celebration".
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