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Researchers found that between the years 1971 and 2008, body mass index (BMI), total caloric intake, and carbohydrate intake all increased, while fat and protein intake decreased. Researchers also noted that from 1988 to 2006, the surveyed participants increased how often they were physically active during their leisure time. This means people were eating more calories but exercising more—and gaining weight. Most surprisingly, the researchers noticed that an individual in 2006 compared with his or her counterpart in 1988—with the same age, gender, caloric intake, and activity level—had a higher BMI by 2.3 kg/m2 than his or her 1988 counterpart. So over the span of about 20 years, the calorie balance equation is off and folks have gotten heavier. RELATED: Lose weight (and keep it off!) with Run Your Butt Off! This suggests there may be factors in addition to diet and activi...

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