The energy cost of overweight in the United States

B. M. Hannon, Timothy G Lohman

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Abstract

The authors have calculated the fotal fossil energy equivalent of the food calories saved by reducing the present degree of overweight (2.3 billion pounds for the adult United States population) to optimum body weight and the annual fossil energy reduction once all Americans reached their optimum weight. The energy saved by dieting to reach optimal weight is equivalent to 1.3 billion gallons of gasoline and the annual energy savings would more than supply the annual residential electrical demands of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)765-767
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume68
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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Weights and Measures
Costs and Cost Analysis
Gasoline
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Population Dynamics
Body Weight
Food

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The energy cost of overweight in the United States. / Hannon, B. M.; Lohman, Timothy G.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 68, No. 8, 1978, p. 765-767.

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