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Apparently, America's losing it's Fat Capital status

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by sloasdaylight, Apr 14, 2010.


  1. sloasdaylight

    sloasdaylight Banned

    Feb 4, 2009
    Tampa, Florida, US
  2. Smurf-o-Deth

    Smurf-o-Deth ¡No me gustan mis pantalones!

    Oct 2, 2007
    The state of denial.
    God, no! It's about all we have left! I'm gonna do my part to make sure we stay on top and eat a Baconator for lunch every day.
     
  3. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Well, as usual, the US is just ahead of the curve. Now as everyone else gets fat, we'll be getting thin and healthy again. Enjoy your fat, foreigners.
     
  4. TortillaChip520

    TortillaChip520

    Jun 3, 2008
    AZ
    HA! Agreed :p

    And wash it down with a Double Down!
    KFC-Double-Down.
     
  5. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    That article has no actual evidence in it whatsoever. Its just anecdotal from one guy. I think most stats I have seen concur that the rest of the world is getting fatter, but I have seen nothing to indicate that America is in any danger of losing its place near the top! :D

    http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/hea_obe-health-obesity

    http://www.worldometers.info/obesity/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Obesity_country_comparison_-_path.svg

    http://www.infoplease.com/world/statistics/obesity.html

    BTW UK Number 3 :D Good work! :)
     
  6. ehque

    ehque

    Jan 8, 2006
    Singapore
    It also doesn't have a single argument or example as to how Americans are slimming down. The whole world may be fattening up but that doesn't make Americans any slimmer or healthier.

    For now I'm willing to bet that the average American is way bigger (sideways) than the average Asian and will be for a very, very, very long time.
     
  7. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    That's almost certainly true, but the real issue / cause for concern isn't that Americans are fatter than everyone else, but that everyone is trending towards getting fatter the world over. If Americans are getting thinner than is great, its a shame that its not a worldwide trend.
     

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