The average American eats 2,375 calories per day -- up more than 30 percent from the late 1970s, and nearly 20 percent more than the recommended daily allotment. So what's causing this nationwide surge in caloric intake?
According to a new study, the answer is snacking. Researchers found that over the past three decades, Americans have gone from eating 3.8 meals and snacks per day to 4.
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