America no longer fattest!

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America no longer world’s fattest, UN report says

Dylan Stableford 5 hours ago


We did it, America!

According to a new report from the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, the United States is no longer the world's fattest developed nation―Mexico is.

Nearly a third of Mexican adults (32.8 percent) are considered obese—people aged 20 and older whose body mass index (BMI) is 30 and above. That edges out the United States, where 31.8 percent of American adults are considered obese.

Syria at 31.6 percent, is the third fattest among developed countries, while Venezuela and Libya are tied for fourth at 30.8 percent.

Mexico's urban lifestyle and rising income levels coupled with malnourishment among the country's poor have helped it claim this unhealthy title.

“The same people who are malnourished are the ones who are becoming obese,” Abelardo Avila, a physician with Mexico's National Nutrition Institute, told the Global Post. “In the poor classes we have obese parents and malnourished children. The worst thing is the children are becoming programmed for obesity. It's a very serious epidemic.”

Diabetes kills an estimated 70,000 people a year in Mexico—"or roughly equal to the deaths authorities say are caused by more than six years of the country's gangland wars," the Post noted.

About 12 percent of the world's total population is obese, according to the U.N. report.

The world's fattest nation overall is Nauru, a South Pacific island where a staggering 71.1 percent of its 10,000 inhabitants are obese.

The U.N. report does not include data for American Samoa, which has been tabbed in the past as the world's fattest. According to a 2010 World Health Organization report, nearly all of that Pacific island's inhabitants (95 percent) are considered overweight.

On the other end of the scale is Japan, the thinnest developed country. Just 4.5 of Japanese adults are considered obese, the U.N. says.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/news/america-fattest-obese-un-144341236.html
 
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Guess that means all they have to do is build a staircase instead of a fence along the border...
 

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The world's fattest nation overall is Nauru, a South Pacific island where a staggering 71.1 percent of its 10,000 inhabitants are obese.

I wouldn’t go so far as to call the brother fat, I mean he got a weight problem. What’s the ****** gonna do? He’s Samoan.
 

lajikal

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I will admit most beaners are chubby ass motherfuckers, but they don't tend to get to the superheavy-weight divisions like lazy ass 'mercans. With the exception of 'world's fattest man'.
 

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Have those fucks at Yahoo ever been to stupid Canada? The amount in shape people to fatty is akin to the Immune vs Infected in 'The Stand'. Christ!
 

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“The same people who are malnourished are the ones who are becoming obese,” Abelardo Avila, a physician with Mexico's National Nutrition Institute, told the Global Post. “In the poor classes we have obese parents and malnourished children. The worst thing is the children are becoming programmed for obesity. It's a very serious epidemic.”
Wow, that's some serious science right there. Poor Mexican children are getting programmed for obesity because they're malnourished.

Either that, or maybe it has something to do with Mexico's National Nutrition Institute being more concerned with pushing a socio-political agenda than the study of human biology and diet.
 

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So are we losing weight or did Mexico just out-fat us?
 

Norm Stansfield

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You can gave a bad BMI and not be fat.
You're right. Obesity studies using BMI are wrong. America is not fat at all.

Either that, or BMI is the best approximation we have. Just because it's slightly off with some border cases, doesn't mean it's not a good way to measure obesity in a population.