After World War II there was a steep rise in certain diseases. They included asthma, allergies, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux, and eczema.
Although it’s not technically a disease, one other condition also skyrocketed: Obesity.
Some doctors call these conditions “modern plagues.” That’s because they were relatively rare before the 20th century. It’s long been a mystery why they suddenly took hold.… Read More