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That's certainly a factor, but the bulk of this shift to sedentarism preceded these past 3 decades. As far as I can see, the only significant increase in sedentarism in that time frame would be the shift of jobs from industry to service sector, but that too precedes the obesity epidemic.

When it comes down to brass tacks, capitalists have a direct profit motive to get us to consume as much as possible, and that, obviously, includes food products. And, conveniently, it creates a new market, for weight loss. It would be a classic case of creating a problem to sell the solution, except the problem itself is also sold.

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