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  1. Profile photo of patthebaker
    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 4:52 pm
    Link: Worlds Fattest Countries - The most surprising thing is that America isn`t in the top 5.
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    NYAAN Female 13-17
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    June 20, 2008 at 5:35 pm
    never even heard of nauru but it must be one fat place.
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    jakobe Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 5:36 pm
    the usa is only at # 9
    WTF
  4. Profile photo of razordragon
    razordragon Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 5:37 pm
    Nauru probably has like 50 people. good to see canada is off of that list.
  5. Profile photo of m00shy
    m00shy Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 5:38 pm
    And the UK isn`t on it...

    I`m a bit surprised actually...theres a fair few obesticals here too.

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    m00shy Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 5:40 pm
    infact, as far as I remember there was only one European country on the list...(Greece I think?)
  7. Profile photo of SyXxlunatic
    SyXxlunatic Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2008 at 5:42 pm
    i`m probably number 0.00000001 of 25.9% people in the USA that aren`t fat or obese.(Or somewhere around there.)
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    June 20, 2008 at 5:45 pm
    "America" ate the top 5 as a snack.
  9. Profile photo of neoretro
    neoretro Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 5:48 pm
    "COOK" Islands in 3rd? I`m not surprised.
  10. Profile photo of Hunter421
    Hunter421 Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2008 at 5:48 pm
    why am I not surprised about Cook Islands?
  11. Profile photo of Spirithound
    Spirithound Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 5:49 pm
    the top 5 were all islands...when your population is like 1000, it`s so easy to get everyone on board with the fat thing.
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    xxamsey Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 5:50 pm
    I am very surprised Canada`s not in there.
  13. Profile photo of Kay62442
    Kay62442 Female 13-17
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    June 20, 2008 at 5:54 pm
    Nauru? ...??

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    missaquafina Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 5:55 pm
    About the number two choice, the Federated States of Micronesia.
    I work at a clinic, and we do see a large number of chuukese people, and sadly I would say that about 90 percent of them are obese.
  15. Profile photo of Morbeh
    Morbeh Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 5:56 pm
    Nauru has a TINY population (9,275 people as of Nov. 2007)
    I think its hardly fair to count them as opposed to the US with our millions of people.
  16. Profile photo of Akito
    Akito Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 5:58 pm
    Yeah, for the percentages and stuff-- it`ll obviously be skewed.
  17. Profile photo of tommy419
    tommy419 Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2008 at 5:58 pm
    put that in your pipe and smoke it europe! we arent the fattest

    USA! USA!

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    Morbeh Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 5:59 pm
    ^^ Probably fat.
  19. Profile photo of docwatson
    docwatson Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 5:59 pm
    BMI is the WORST way to calculate being overweight or obese. Going by that, basically anyone with muscle mass would be considered overweight, and nearly every tall person would be malnourished.
  20. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 6:04 pm
    I love my bitch tits!
  21. Profile photo of lava_tomato
    lava_tomato Female 13-17
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    June 20, 2008 at 6:05 pm
    At least it`s not that bad in New Jersey.
  22. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 6:11 pm
    ....were not #1?
    WE must correct this! I proclaim tomorrow McDonalds day! Lets GO
  23. Profile photo of JazzyPiano
    JazzyPiano Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 6:14 pm
    primetimekin, we need to just declare EVERY DAY McDonalds day!

    (...I hate McDonalds...)

  24. Profile photo of SilentFray
    SilentFray Female 18-29
    678 posts
    June 20, 2008 at 6:15 pm
    ^^Jersey may not be fat but the majority of its inhabitants are jerks.


    as much as i hate statistics yeah its skewed. we`re the home of fast food... c`mon thats gotta count for something

  25. Profile photo of NeiltheSheep
    NeiltheSheep Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 6:19 pm
    oh well..I`m happy with the top ten...
  26. Profile photo of CAP9993
    CAP9993 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 6:22 pm
    i fully expected that. those ocenia countries are preety fat
  27. Profile photo of Aqua_Bird
    Aqua_Bird Female 13-17
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    June 20, 2008 at 6:29 pm
    Ahh...BMI. Not really the best way to measure. It doesn`t discriminate between fat and lean mass.
  28. Profile photo of burritosb
    burritosb Female 30-39
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    June 20, 2008 at 6:30 pm
    For once, I`m proud we didn`t make it in the top 20!
  29. Profile photo of SparkleBabys
    SparkleBabys Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 6:36 pm
    k, never heard of half of those.
    Drat my education.
  30. Profile photo of Marce
    Marce Female 13-17
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    June 20, 2008 at 6:39 pm
    I didnt even know Nauru existed before they made this. I suppose their obese citizens could`ve possibly increased tourism.
  31. Profile photo of Dylan5121
    Dylan5121 Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2008 at 6:41 pm
    *googles Nauru* yeah there probably only are 50 citizens in that country lol
  32. Profile photo of TruJuggalo
    TruJuggalo Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 6:51 pm
    did anyone else see the irony in MICROnesia being 2nd on the obese list.
  33. Profile photo of kimberly163
    kimberly163 Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 6:58 pm
    Really surprised we didn`t make it in the top 10 probably would be without all those islands...
  34. Profile photo of smartbomb314
    smartbomb314 Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2008 at 6:59 pm
    in nauru, you get made fun of for being not fat.
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    TacoChel Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 7:00 pm
    I`m from Trinidad... :/

    Well, at least its at the bottom of the top 20 list...

  36. Profile photo of smartbomb314
    smartbomb314 Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2008 at 7:00 pm
    and im loling at marbehs comment.
  37. Profile photo of Dylan5121
    Dylan5121 Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2008 at 7:02 pm
    Nauru is North East of Australia and it looks like it is no more than 5-10 miles in length.
  38. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 7:06 pm
    BMI the best way to measure. Lets see you come up with a better way.
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    silverwing23 Female 13-17
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    June 20, 2008 at 7:10 pm
    I`ve pretty much never heard of most of the top five. I can`t believe nearly 75% of americans are overweight... that`s well for lack of better words (and I`m too lazy to think) bad
  40. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 7:19 pm
    Nauru`s culture is that of being fat. Women are more likely to get married the fatter they are.

    So yeah, sorta like Duh for it to be in the top 5.

  41. Profile photo of Gerbear
    Gerbear Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 7:38 pm
    "At least it`s not that bad in New Jersey."

    eh, i care to differ
    unfortunately XP

  42. Profile photo of ambercooper
    ambercooper Female 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 7:53 pm
    Canada isn`t on there? surprising
  43. Profile photo of Legion5
    Legion5 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 8:07 pm
    Actually if all the entires there that are island nations, (which always top every "est" list there is I`m sure, including richest per capita, fattest, thinest, poorest, most diseased, most flooded per capita, healthiest and there are more but I don`t know them). Then you realize that **America is the SECOND fattest "real" country in the world, and just barely.**
  44. Profile photo of jagger04
    jagger04 Male 50-59
    538 posts
    June 20, 2008 at 8:14 pm
    BMI is a very good indicator, but only when calculated correctly. when you use a program on the internet that only takes into account your height and weight, then it is bad.

    when it is assesed by a proffesional, it is perfect.

  45. Profile photo of PeproniPizza
    PeproniPizza Male 13-17
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    June 20, 2008 at 8:17 pm
    Heh, sweet.
  46. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 8:19 pm
    Canada isn`t on the list because the USA eats our food.
  47. Profile photo of mrpopenfresh
    mrpopenfresh Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 8:35 pm
    These are all microstates that have been introduced to western style food after centuries after centuries of fish based, low fat diets.

    It`s like the inuit of american indians. Their systems have adapted to live with very little fat, now you get deep fried crap everything sticks directly to the gut.

  48. Profile photo of hotjason
    hotjason Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 8:36 pm
    ambercooper, you`ve been to the west, right? vancity, e-town, CGY and so on? all the skinny asians? yeah...
  49. Profile photo of Shiruba
    Shiruba Male 18-29
    108 posts
    June 20, 2008 at 8:45 pm
    cmon, thats stupid. the first 7 countries its CULTURAL STATUS being fat. that makes the usa into the top five! =\

    who are you trying to fool USA? =p

  50. Profile photo of woozlez
    woozlez Male 13-17
    74 posts
    June 20, 2008 at 8:57 pm
    Holy crap, Mexico`s on there...
  51. Profile photo of Lathyris
    Lathyris Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 8:58 pm
    I`m an american. I`m absolutely amazed that the U.S. isn`t #1. Gotta be skewed by percentage. 99% of 100 people isn`t much of a comparison. We are FAT!
  52. Profile photo of Rifle_Chic
    Rifle_Chic Female 13-17
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    June 20, 2008 at 9:13 pm
    Nooooo! I`m Samoan! Thank goodness I`m not Tongan, phew! My Tongan relatives are.. to say the least, HUGE!!!!
  53. Profile photo of killer1122
    killer1122 Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 10:13 pm
    that is an old list Australia now has statistically more obese people per population than the us
  54. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2008 at 10:23 pm
    How the hell is Nauru so high? It has like a 90% unemployment rate......


    I`m not kidding

  55. Profile photo of Legion5
    Legion5 Male 18-29
    438 posts
    June 20, 2008 at 10:31 pm
    These are all microstates that have been introduced to western style food after centuries after centuries of fish based, low fat diets.

    It`s like the inuit of american indians. Their systems have adapted to live with very little fat, now you get deep fried crap everything sticks directly to the gut.

    Props Cheif you`re onto something, I just don`t get how Kuwait is on that list.

  56. Profile photo of Mitchster
    Mitchster Male 18-29
    544 posts
    June 20, 2008 at 11:32 pm
    You want to know why America is overweight? We plan on evolving into enormous blobs of blood and fat, and eventually, we will eat our problems.

    Iraq: tastes like chicken.
    Iran: can I get that super-sized?
    Afghanistan: for here or to go?

    Now that the secret is out, I gotta run. The Pentagon will be knocking at my door soon and - OSHI- THAT`S THEM!!! I GOTTA GO!

  57. Profile photo of CookieKing
    CookieKing Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2008 at 12:04 am
    hehe, i looked it up, apperantly about 50% of canadians are overweight/obese, and in my experience, 90% of them seem to be over 40, so it`s all good.
  58. Profile photo of speedsta
    speedsta Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 12:09 am


    look at the fatty in Nauru haha MUST EAT MORE FISH
  59. Profile photo of chary
    chary Female 13-17
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    June 21, 2008 at 12:12 am
    Aka, the list of countries not to spend a beach holiday at.
  60. Profile photo of kikij
    kikij Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 12:28 am
    This really isn`t that accurate or up to date as apparently Australia has overtaken the US in the obesity stakes and it`s not even on the list. :/
  61. Profile photo of duckinfuh
    duckinfuh Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 1:27 am
    what?! we`re not even in the top 5?! quick! someone give me a cheese burger!
  62. Profile photo of paramecium
    paramecium Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 1:38 am
    m00shy: "And the UK isn`t on it...

    I`m a bit surprised actually...theres a fair few obesticals here too."

    Suprises me too. Loads of fat arses here.

  63. Profile photo of paramecium
    paramecium Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 1:40 am
    And people in the USA, you don`t want to be in the top 10. It`s not something to be proud of.
  64. Profile photo of buttersrules
    buttersrules Male 40-49
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    June 21, 2008 at 1:45 am
    Yeah, Australia has overtaken the US aparantly, was on the news the the day.
    But BMI is not accurate, regardless of if its done by a professional or just of a chart, because as has been said, it makes no distinction on mass. BFI is a much better indicator. as an example, the Australian Army uses BMI, (or at least did when I was in )and when I got out of the service, my BMI was 33. I had to get a special medical dispensation signed off by doctors in order to pass my discharge medical, because according to that, i was `obese`. But I had hardly any fat at all, it was all muscle mass, and I was super fit. (wish I still was).
  65. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 1:58 am
    my BMI is like...22 something I think. I`m about 57-58 kgs anyway... Whatever that is in pounds. Either way it counts me out of the obese stats :D

    But now that we have passed USA in teh fatty stakes, Still wanna come here to perve on the chicks in bikinis at the beach? lol

  66. Profile photo of muckseen
    muckseen Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 2:21 am
    Wow. Malta is up there at number 15. We actually hold the European record for childhood obesity too. I`m so proud.

    It`s a generational thing, really, the older generations still have the "eat and get strong" mentality, but most of the younger generations are quite fashion and healthy conscious. We are an aging population though.

  67. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 3:06 am
    HA!

    HAHAHA!

    SEE, NOT THE FATTEST!

    FINA-F*CKING-LY.

  68. Profile photo of coolbananas
    coolbananas Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 4:26 am
    ha-ha
    australia is not on the list..
    *smug look*
  69. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 6:36 am
    So yeah, Kuwait is the only other country in the top 10 with a population of more than 500,000. There`s more people in Glasgow (where I live, not just a random choice - it`s in Scotland by the way) than in the other 8 `countries` COMBINED. So really, America is second.
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    HeartsxxFade Female 13-17
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    June 21, 2008 at 6:44 am
    SilentFray
    Female, 18-29, Eastern US
    236 Posts Friday, June 20, 2008 6:15:03 PM
    ^^Jersey may not be fat but the majority of its inhabitants are jerks.

    NO were not... well kinda.....mostly the guidos by the jersey shore

  71. Profile photo of manditaaknfv
    manditaaknfv Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 7:52 am
    USA made top ten! haha
  72. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 8:07 am
    based of BMI that doesnt even mean anything

    im 6`2 and weigh 200 pounds i play free safety for my football and have 10% body fat but my BMI is over 25 meaning im overweight which is bullllpoot

  73. Profile photo of h0ax_d3m0n
    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 8:09 am
    when we say america is the no.1 fattest countrys we mean out of the countrys the actualy matter. nauru could be wiped out today and i for one wouldnt notice.
  74. Profile photo of h0ax_d3m0n
    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 8:12 am
    industries in nauru....phosphate mining, offshore banking, coconut products


    lmao!

  75. Profile photo of neeley2009
    neeley2009 Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 8:25 am
    Here is a more complete version of the same list. It even goes to Ethiopia, which surprisingly isn`t the least obese country.

    Link

  76. Profile photo of obesepig
    obesepig Female 13-17
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    June 21, 2008 at 9:21 am
    America is number 9? Wow. Well it`s probably because those countries are so small and have a small population, like Tonga and a lot of those other islands.
  77. Profile photo of greengiant
    greengiant Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2008 at 9:24 am
    That`s stupid. Someone probably said this before, but BMI measuring doesn`t account for muscles, so some of those "overweight" people could actually just be very fit.
  78. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 9:42 am
    74.1% Overweight or Obese...

    Seriously, does anyone not see anything wrong with the Body Mass Index? Its the biggest crock of crap in medical science.

  79. Profile photo of Xilver
    Xilver Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 11:54 am
    Wow. Well, I agree with some other people, you can`t base it alone on BMI.
  80. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 12:01 pm
    wow

    listening to you guys talk is almost sad...


    obesity.... next step in natural selection....not

  81. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 12:12 pm
    h0ax_d3m0n, I`m sure Nauru wouldn`t notice if you were wiped out either.
  82. Profile photo of Turnshroud
    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 12:29 pm
    ZUS #9? That doen`t seem right
  83. Profile photo of eleutherarch
    eleutherarch Female 13-17
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    June 21, 2008 at 1:19 pm
    Haha
    Cook Islands
  84. Profile photo of BiggerRob
    BiggerRob Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2008 at 1:20 pm
    I don`t think places that nobody has ever heard of should count...
  85. Profile photo of eleutherarch
    eleutherarch Female 13-17
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    June 21, 2008 at 1:21 pm
    And why is the US only in 9th place?
    When I went on holiday there, there were quite a lot of fat people. o_o
    But I did see a fair share of skinny people too.
  86. Profile photo of kermitgreen
    kermitgreen Female 30-39
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    June 21, 2008 at 1:57 pm
    greece is number 17? i thought all that olive oil was supposed to be good for you?
  87. Profile photo of hooray4hazel
    hooray4hazel Female 13-17
    254 posts
    June 21, 2008 at 2:53 pm
    Canadians arent obese...
    they`re just round.
    ^^`
  88. Profile photo of hooray4hazel
    hooray4hazel Female 13-17
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    June 21, 2008 at 2:57 pm
    Nauru — Population: 13,528 (July 2007 Est.) btw
  89. Profile photo of iwcu
    iwcu Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 3:01 pm
    On a slightly unrelated note, an American tourist came to Guernsey and asked where McDonalds was. He was shocked when he was told we didn`t have one. We have no fast foot outlets at all here.
  90. Profile photo of iwcu
    iwcu Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 3:01 pm
    *food
  91. Profile photo of Red5TheFinn
    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    June 21, 2008 at 3:24 pm
    Ya Nauru is very small, there is probably like 6000 people there, and they are all fat.
  92. Profile photo of are7era
    are7era Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 3:41 pm
    this isn`t current or correct, sorry, but Australia just became the most obese nation in the world.
  93. Profile photo of Adrift_Angel
    Adrift_Angel Female 18-29
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    June 21, 2008 at 8:06 pm
    No, Australia isnt there.
    All that jazz in the news about how Australia is the fattest country..
  94. Profile photo of xoxcassxox
    xoxcassxox Female 18-29
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    June 22, 2008 at 12:25 am
    Thanks for pointing that out are7era I was hoping noone would notice :)
  95. Profile photo of drixishot
    drixishot Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2008 at 4:39 am
    lol at speedsta, but anyways

    tonga, samoa, nauru, the cook islands, a~re all full of islanders which means fat people, then heaps of them come here to New Zealand and make us fat grar.

    i have a nauruan friend she isn`t obese.... which is strange i do know alot of islanders and heaps are overweight...

  96. Profile photo of SwissNipsUK
    SwissNipsUK Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2008 at 6:41 am
    Wooo Britain Roools ! !! 11!! !1
  97. Profile photo of h0ax_d3m0n
    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    June 22, 2008 at 4:11 pm
    h0ax_d3m0n, I`m sure Nauru wouldn`t notice if you were wiped out either.

    obviously, im one person a million miles away. but if i stop supplying my coconut products the world will know im gone god dammit!

  98. Profile photo of firefliet
    firefliet Female 18-29
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    June 22, 2008 at 8:32 pm
    lol @ "Micro"nesia XD
  99. Profile photo of ZMDalph
    ZMDalph Male 13-17
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    June 23, 2008 at 12:12 am
    ...nauru?
  100. Profile photo of appjoe
    appjoe Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2008 at 9:12 pm
    the sad thing is........5 of those countries have their largest population in good old nz and guess who gets to pick up the tag for all all the all the associated health problems...........yes the taxpayer!!!!yay!!!!!
  101. Profile photo of Ellizabeth
    Ellizabeth Female 13-17
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    July 3, 2008 at 10:20 pm
    Yeah, but what`s average today? probably like this | thin. :P

    (and before anyone says I`m just fat... i kinda am but not really... 120 pounds at 5`4.)

    ^^

  102. Profile photo of DolceAmaro
    DolceAmaro Female 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 11:20 am
    i`m rather surprised at this list. because there are a lot of fat americans. lol. no offense.
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    gymrat08 Female 13-17
    40 posts
    October 22, 2008 at 1:15 am
    you know what makes that even better? australia isnt even in the top 20! go aussies!!!

    australians do have obese and overweight citizens, but no where near enough to make anywhere close to top 20...

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