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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

(CNN)More than 2 billion adults and children globally are overweight or obese and suffer health problems because of their weight, a new study reports.

This equates to one-third of the world's population carrying excess weight, fueled by urbanization, poor diets and reduced physical activity.
The United States has the greatest percentage of obese children and young adults, at 13%, while Egypt led in terms of adult obesity, with almost 35%, among the 195 countries and territories included in the study.



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...Sugar burners...

I hope everyone who posts here gets to keep their feet...

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-06-13 05:09 AM | Reply

That was hilarious when The Pope pointed out that Trump is a disgusting land whale.LOL

#3 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2017-06-13 06:40 AM | Reply

I will solve the problem for this website one fat liberal at a time.


Yeah,,, About that.

1/3 of the world's lard @$$3$ are in the US. 3/4 of them are likely south of Ohio and east of Nevada.

Guess who lives there...

#4 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-06-13 06:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1



People from Mississippi are fat. With an adult obesity rate of 33%, Mississippi has gobbled its way to the "chubbiest state" crown for the fifth year in a row, according to a new joint report by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Alabama, West Virginia and Tennessee aren't far behind, with obesity rates over 30%. In fact, eight of the 10 fattest states are in the South. The region famous for its biscuits, barbecue and pecan pies has been struggling with its weight for years -- but then again, so has the rest of the country. Wisconsin loves cheese, New Yorkers scarf pizza, and New Englanders have been known to enjoy a crab cake or two. So why is the South so portly?

#5 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-06-13 06:50 AM | Reply

Yes, but lets criticize Michelles attempt to remedy this epidemic in the school system. BTW it was requested by the leaders of our armed forces who had trouble finding recruits that were not overweight.

"In one sense, the school-lunch program was all too successful. No longer was the military having trouble finding well-fed young American men and women. By 2009, according to the Department of Defense, more recruits were being turned away for obesity than for any other medical reason. The recruits, as a letter signed by dozens of retired generals and admirals put it, were "too fat to fight.""

"Trump unwinding Michelle Obama's school lunch program rules" thehill.com

Make America Fatter Again.

#6 | Posted by 726 at 2017-06-13 07:41 AM | Reply

NRP: Top 10 reasons BMI is bogus

1. The person who dreamed up the BMI said explicitly that it could not and should not be used to indicate the level of fatness in an individual.
2. It is scientifically nonsensical.
3. It is physiologically wrong.
4. It gets the logic wrong.
5. It's bad statistics.
6. It is lying by scientific authority.
7. It suggests there are distinct categories of underweight, ideal, overweight and obese, with sharp boundaries that hinge on a decimal place.8. It makes the more cynical members of society suspect that the medical insurance industry lobbies for the continued use of the BMI to keep their profits high.
9. Continued reliance on the BMI means doctors don't feel the need to use one of the more scientifically sound methods that are available to measure obesity levels.
10. It embarrasses the U.S.

"It is embarrassing for one of the most scientifically, technologically and medicinally advanced nations in the world to base advice on how to prevent one of the leading causes of poor health and premature death (obesity) on a 200-year-old numerical hack developed by a mathematician who was not even an expert in what little was known about the human body back then."

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-06-13 10:05 AM | Reply

Even BMI calculated from drivers license self declared weight has been shown to be a very strong predictor of population diabetes in spite of its flaws. Most jurisdictions have 20 plus years of DL data that covers most of the population, which is great for monitoring population trends. BMI isn't much good for individuals though.

#8 | Posted by bored at 2017-06-13 02:44 PM | Reply


Build the FN Wall!

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-06-13 06:49 PM | Reply


Build the FN Wall!

Posted by donnerboy at 2017-06-13 06:49 PM | Reply

No way my fat tush is climbing it. That's for sure.

#10 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-06-13 06:52 PM | Reply

#7 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG AT 2017-06-13 10:05 AM | FLAG:

I am way over on BMI. Way way.

But my Doc says BMI is all that matters.

#11 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-06-14 05:39 PM | Reply

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