How America Got So Fat And So Sick - Page 1 - MSN Health & Fitness - Healthy Living
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Our problems really began as long ago as 1873 at the Vienna World's Fair, where a dazzling new invention called the steel roller mill was debuted. Though no one realized it at the time, this machine would herald the age of "refined grains." With cheaper production and longer shelf lives, white-flour-based products became more affordable, which led to an explosion in their consumption—and the introduction of substantial amounts of "empty calories" into the American diet.