Several studies indicate that the U.S. has a growing health problem, but finally, there's good news. A report from the Department of Agriculture suggests Americans are making better food choices.
Adults consumed 78 fewer calories per day in the 2009-10 time period, compared to the four years prior. That's 28,470 fewer calories a year, which amount to about 8 pounds.
The report also found that people consumed less saturated fat, more fiber and fewer foods with a high cholesterol content.
Americans also spent less money on food prepared outside their homes, which might have contributed to some improvements in their diets. Calories from fast food, for example, fell by 53 per day.
The report used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. To read more, click here.
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