We're all getting fatter, right? Wrong. According to NHANES data, obesity rates among adults in the US have stabilized recently, while trends for kids have actually been fairly stable since 2000, according to Dr Adam Drewnowski, director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Speaking at a session about low calorie sweeteners and obesity, Drewnowski said: "Mean daily energy intakes have dropped in the past few years according to NHANES data (2001-2008). We're eating fewer calories and total and added sugar consumption is dropping. Consumption of added sugars from soda has dropped."