Obesity in America

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago in
http://health.msn.com/reports/obesity/default.aspx?GT1=8307

Yep, sure looks like we"re all getting fatter alright.
There are 90 comments:
Female 5
Obesity Problem not raise always due to unhealthy eating habits it can also be hereditary. Approximately 130 million adults in every country are overweight, about 70 million are obese with the Body Mass Index > 30. Approximately 62% of female and 67% of male Americans are considered overweight.
http://www.fightobesity.net
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Female 681
link is not working
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Male 246
and I thought that UK was fat......
ive got nothing against fat people but thank goodness im not fat!
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Female 46
What I find most interesting is everyone commenting on here about their BMI and assuring everyone that it`s the other people who are fat, not them. Just because we live in america doesn`t mean we`re all fat. it just means there`s a greater likelihood that we are.
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Female 169
Yes americans r getting fat well that is y they say the hottest girl r from canada :P thank u thank u
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Female 706
I eat what I want, which includes a mixture of healthy (fruits and veggies) and unhealthy (soda, candy, fast food) and the only exercise I get is when I choose to walk around and sex, and yet my BMI is normal. (23-ish, as a woman`s weight changes between 5-10 pounds on average in a month) So, as long as you eat what you want, but include healthy stuff, I guess it won`t make you fat. I`m a size 10 on average, but everyone says that I look skinnier. So if you do what I do, you`ll be ok!
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Male 213
A culture of conveinece, repression, sendentism, and stress. FAT CITAHHH!!!

Also, xDefilerx, that was some schmack ass funny shxt.

Lawlz. If you really believe that, it`s even funnier. I don`t know why. It just is.

Like when I heard my friend saying something about `deep-fried brown people`. I can`t explain it.

It`s just fuxing funny.

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Male 373
ha ha ha defil fag made me forget what i was going to say


seriosuly defilfag... shoot yourself.

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Male 28
I thought it said obscenity at first. Lol
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Male 208
Way to go you fatties! Eat some more...
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Male 601
^exactly
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Male 2,605
Don`t mind Defiler, flourchild29. He simply seeks rises out of people. Because, y`know, no one can possibly be that intentionally ignorant.
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Female 268
^^you had better be joking you ignorant SOB
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Male 66
Only fat people I have encountered were blacks (if you want to call them people) an kids from Singapore.
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Male 731
umm.. all of us sitting around here making comments are gaining!! put down the mouse!! omg.. (btw6`4", 190.. NOT fat)
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Male 2,605
America: One of two countries where being fat and beefy is considered athletic.
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Male 962
I know that in England you have fast food, because I`ve been there and there are just about as many obese people as there are in America. Stop stereotyping us.

The high obesety wait in britain is in Wales not England. Yes we do have fastfood in England but we have something called THE FAT TAX

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Female 266
LOL!
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Male 87
PHOTOSHOPPED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Female 266
acdc_rocks91 - LMAO! I`m a size zero, aww lol I can`t join the fad!
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Male 1,866
-not everyone in america is fat some people gained weight from anti depressents and its harder to lose weight some people cant take them diet pills-

err, gaining weight WOULD make them fat...
and no-- fat is the new black.

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Female 1,397
in conclusion... fat is the new pink.
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Male 2,486
Uhh...

Anyone else notice the RED ZONE is 25%+? Sounds like they didn`t do a whole lot of research if they cant document that last 75%

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Male 318
haha, americans are fat
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Female 411
That`s why I don`t live in the deep south... Is that why they call them "red"necks?
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Male 1,866
my bi is a bit over 20 i think...
i hope that`s normal...
and i don`t know why, but at my school, there`s about 400 kids---probably around 5 are obese....
i go into a mall in the states on vacation, or the water park in wem, and 80% of the people are fat.
fat chicks+bikinis= BARF.

bmi IS kinda a joke..

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Male 1,866
i agree with maelstrom...

I`m 5`8" and the last time I had a BMI done it was 17%, which actually puts we at underweight. Though I`m not if you go by what I weigh, 132lbs. The reason there wasn`t any fat to pinch would be that I excersie and have muscle on me.

um why is mine like 21, i`m 5-8 and i weight about 3 pounds more than you...

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Female 102
wow..that really suks..i jus had an ice cream cone...we should stop eating soo much junk food...and i think us sizes are a lil different cause i wear size 2 stuff n my legs jus suk...i swear its like 99% fat there..=(
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Female 195
Not only laying off the fast food, but just eating more slowly helps so much. We always gobble down our food and ask for seconds, but when you take the time to enjoy your food, you eat so much less. My husband and I used to eat in front of the tv all the time, now it`s like a rule in our house that the tv doesn`t go on while we`re eating. I know it sounds kind of weird, but it really does help because you`re more concentrated on your food, not just shoveling it in.
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Female 285
19.7!!
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Female 329
This website calculates your BMI http://nhlbisupport.com/bmi/

It says my bmi is 17.8 which is defined as "underweight" but yet I am a US citizen... In fact I don`t think anyone at my school would be considered obese.

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Female 184
lol, i got bored reading the instructions.
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Female 509
im in a less fat state :)
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Female 269
"I know that in England you have fast food, because I`ve been there and there are just about as many obese people as there are in America. Stop stereotyping us."

over here the burgers are abt half the sze of the american ones

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Male 2,781
IT HELPS A LOT TO HIT THE GYM ONCE IN A WHILE.
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Male 189
I live in Mississipi, which is one of the most obese places on earth. 60% percent of the people here are overweight or obese. 20 percent or morebidly obease. Even teh doctors who are telling thier pateints to lose weight are obese
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Male 9
I live in NC. I used to be fat. I got sick of being fat so i got i got off my fat ass and started to run. I run about 25 miles a week. I didnt have to change what i ate. Fat people can still eat like a pig if they wanted to if they just werent so lazy. Unless they eat at mcdonalds everyday, if anybody`s reading this and they eat fast food every day STOP!!!!!!!!! It sickens me to see someone rollin around in an electric scooter not because their handicaped, not because they`re old, because they are too lazy
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Male 901
My god. In sweden, I have actually SEEN but a few people who are obese. I do not personally know anyone, overweight, of course, but obese? You americans really are fat.
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Female 81
we have fast food over here- we just dont eat it all the time. The USA is such a big country, yet they have such a high percentage of fat people.
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Female 44
one more thing.. there putting fast food places all over the world dont ever think it cant happen to africa,asia,russia etc

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Female 44

not everyone in america is fat some people gained weight from anti depressents and its harder to lose weight some people cant take them diet pills
if everyone tried to walk if your worse of maybe like 10 minutes but normal is like 30 to a hour
once your walking it starts feeling good
especailly walking with your favorite music on
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Male 578
You know, I always knew that my country was fat, but I never fully understood just how fat it was. I never knew it was so fat, you could graph it out with colors and everything. My state is at "fat alert red". I believe that`s a state of emergency. What am I doing at work? I`m gonna go loot some stuff.
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Male 220
olly shat thats crazy
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Male 889
OMG I ATE A CRUMB IM GONNA GAIN A POUND I GOTTA OH GOD AHHH *BARFFF*..dessert anyone?
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Male 73
Well, apparently my BMI is only 17.4 (underweigth) so I don`t think I have to worry.
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Male 447
yay obesity in usa ur all fat lol and canada is much less overweighted
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Male 223
The USA is the only place in the world where the poor are fat. Society brainwashes the poor, with high-sugar,high- salt, and high-fat diets, and healthy doses of TV. Keeps them in check. So, eat your happy meal, pepsi, and doritos, watch TV, and keep being a sedentary sack of non-thinking doodie.
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Female 511
Haha! I`m not obese! Just overweight, lol. But, I am fixing that, so uh... yeah!

Although CA makes up for all the fat people with L.A./Hollywood. Some of those actresses are twigs... even with the camera adding 10 lbs.

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Male 737
Well...sucks to be you guys...
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Female 268
the fact that we are the most obese country is not stereotyping, it`s fact based on multiple analysises size verses wieght, granted bmi doesn`t take into account muscle wieght but there are many tests out there that show how much actual fat a person has.

stop living in a fairyland of denial. if you want to be fat so be it, but don`t say "oh the whole world is fat so stop stereotyping us" it sound to much like a copout.

by the way; me thinks he doth protest to much

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Male 1,882
BMI is a joke. It doesn`t take into account muscle mass and other factors. I`ve seen plenty of skinny people who are technically "obese".

Yes, I am aware that America has the highest ratio of fat people, but then again, the only reason such a fact matters to most people is because it is a negative statistic pinned on America. If Yugoslavia or some other random-*ss country had a 99% ratio of fat people, you wouldn`t hear jack sh*t about it, except for:

"The U.S. remains one of the nations with the highest obesity rate, shadowed only slightly by <insert country here>. Blahblahblah America blahblah it`s all Bush`s fault blahblahblah Amerikkka sucks blahblah..."

On another note: Who cares? If you are really hellbent on "killing the fatties", then you have some serious issues. You can`t tell me your life is so perfect that you can ignore your own problems and worry about everyone elses, can you? Must be nice.

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Female 90
Ok, I`m in Arkansas. We are in "the red." Not surprising really, you know southeren hospitality and what not. People down here EAT. But I honestly don`t run into that many obese looking people is the thing. So I wonder where they are all hiding at.

I`m 5`8" and the last time I had a BMI done it was 17%, which actually puts we at underweight. Though I`m not if you go by what I weigh, 132lbs. The reason there wasn`t any fat to pinch would be that I excersie and have muscle on me.

I know just saying get out there and excerise is easier than actually getting out there and doing it though. You gotta break your habits, grab a friend and do it together, it is easier that way.

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Female 67
yeah i`m 5`4" and 120lbs. perfectly normal. and so is the rest of my family with the exception of my dad. hes considered obese. its his beer belly`s fault. lol.
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Male 98
Let`s do this to Africa
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Male 601
Does everyone in Europe and Canada and all those other countries really think that they are doing better than America? Newsflash: YOU`RE NOT. We are an obese WORLD, not one country is less obese than the other (with some exceptions i.e. Ethiopia :P). People need a stereotype for Americans and since fast food started here and whatnot, we were the perfect stereotype for being obese.

I`m 4` 11``. My BMI is 19, which is normal for a person like me. Millions of Americans are just like me. We are not all obese. Realize that and stop stereotyping Americans. I know that in England you have fast food, because I`ve been there and there are just about as many obese people as there are in America. Stop stereotyping us.

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Female 797
If you exercize,don`t eat junk food alot but fruits and veggies,and eat smaller portions you`ll be fine.So I want everyone to get up off their seat and exercize,NOW.If that means dancing like a maniac to music, riding a bike, going for a walk, jumping rope, swimming,doing yoga or anything else, EXERCIZE! :-)
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Male 30
I`ve got amazing tips for you all.

"PUT THE FORK DOWN"

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Male 8
I help keep Detroit up there and i`m proud of it. My BMI is seriously high though. It`s kinda scary.
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Male 322
just like to day that i havent had mickey dees in over year. but maybe i should be eating there, im actually underweight.
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Male 329
wow, not 1 state under 15% obesity!
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Female 145
Ha. my state`s massachusetts. It`s still in the yellow.
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Female 145
Actually, in my school, there`s only about 5 obese people. out of,like, 700.
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Male 53
I am sad to say that I work at one of the major distributers of obesity on a bun: McDonald`s. |-(
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Male 140
nah its the air in america...eau de mc`donalds!
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Male 4,431
I`m American and I was fat. I moved to Europe and I got skinny. It`s the water here. ;-) Actually, all the data shows Europe catching up quite quickly to the US. I think it`s a function of modern life--computers, game systems, TV, personal autos versus bikes or walking, etc.
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Male 46
Bunch of freaking crybabies.If someone wants to eat like pig and they have the money to do it,its none of your damn business.
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Male 1,929
misscutieroo, your not american. Follow the logic. I refuse to believe that not everyone in america is fat. lol
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Female 339
Its not the fact that obese people put their life in danger that makes me angry, i couldnt give a damn if they decide to eat themselves to death. Its the fact that half the population of the world are starving and theres morons around eating their own weight in food, its ridiculous.
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Female 252
I`m in a fat state. ;-/
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Female 1,944
my bmi is 18.7 im not fat so not everyone in america is fat!.....unless im not american!!
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Female 339
I cant get my head around why 60% of americans are overweight.... what is so hard about eating less?! Its pretty basic stuff here..

Stuff your face = you will get fat
Eat NORMALLY = you wont get fat

So what if there`s a mcdonalds on every street corner, no-ones making you go in there. Theres a little thing called "soil" where fruit and veg grow, you can buy these at your local store.. now go eat some real food!

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Male 144
ha my state is only 15-19% fat
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Female 268
we are fat because;
1,we`ve grown lazy
2,the food has grown worse
3,and our portion sizes have just grown
also, we hardly know the meaning of the
word fresh anymore, the idea of walking
to work is alien to us now with how far
we live from our jobs (30 min drive for me)
and we try fad diets that don`t work instead
of changing the fundimental way we eat.

ok rant over |-(

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Female 3,574
wow you guys are fat o_O
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Female 114
^^21.5 is normal.
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Female 811
OMG! My BMI is 21.5!! *Must diet must diet must diet*
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Male 1,237
I don`t get why they`re getting so freaking fat...
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Male 2,057
OMG i wonder if a tourist would get much fatter after a short stay in one of the fatter states?
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Male 567
sorry to break it to you cruxshadows but us in australia are the second most obese country in the world but we are nothing compared to america

good for me though im normal on that BMI calculator thingo-magig

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Female 2,144
Haha, Fat Americans.
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Female 546
I`m fa-aaat. But not 200-pound kind of fat. Ew.
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Male 128
i`m eating a twinky as i write this
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Female 1,033
yeah we`re fat.
say somethin`.
what?
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Female 370
Look at Texas! Yee-haw! We`re mostly steak-eating, redneck fatasses anyway. No, it`s true. I live there. It really is sad. I mean, if you go to... hmm, let`s say, a mall, there are soooo many overweight people... about 3/5 people at the mall on a busy day are obese. I really do feel bad. I mean, I live in the 2nd fattest city in the US... or perhaps the world? I`m not sure though, Houston could be #1 now. It and Detroit are neck and neck.
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Male 747
i dont realy care about fat ppl
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Male 1,866
yes...
yes you are getting fatter.
boy you american`s are catching on quicker than i thought! just playin some serious SERIOUS stereotyping. :P
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Female 1,972
Well friends, its time to turn off the nintendo, laptop & tv- its time we went for a walk.
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Male 1,550
im not fat...im AMERICAN!
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Female 51
Man.. we all need to diet(unless you are like a size 10 or below <girls>)... I dont know guy sizes..
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Male 10,115
Link: Obesity in America [Rate Link] - Yep, sure looks like we`re all getting fatter alright.
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