Do the people whose defended body weight is measured today represent the same demographic as those…
C. Larkham-Collins, Ph.D.

C. Larkham-Collins, Ph.D.That’s a good point to keep in mind. Though population-based changes in body weight, at least in the U.S., have been carefully monitored for decades, including with the nationally representative NHANES. So we can say with confidence that a typical person is defending a body weight about 30 lb heavier today than 1960s