Americans, the fattest people in the world!

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  1. ChrisL

    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    Yay for us!

    https://wallethub.com/edu/fattest-states/16585/

    “Fat” may be the new normal in America. Drawing on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a report from JAMA Internal Medicine found that more than three quarters of American adults today are either overweight or obese. And for the first time in history, the number of obese people has surpassed that of the overweight. In the past two decades, especially, America’s weight problem has grown dramatically, inspiring a surge of new programs and products designed to promote better health and help Americans shed the extra pounds.

    1 Mississippi 63.59
    2 Louisiana 62.74
    3 Arkansas 62.34
    4 Kentucky 61.13
    5 Tennessee 60.87
    6 West Virginia 60.51
    7 South Carolina 60.36
    8 Alabama 59.79
    9 Texas 58.25
    10 Oklahoma 57.22
    11 Delaware 56.51
    12 Indiana 55.26
    13 Arizona 54.68
    14 North Dakota 54.61
    15 New Mexico 54.53
    16 Georgia 54.38
    17 Michigan 54.14
    18 Ohio 54.00
    19 Kansas 53.60
    20 Missouri 53.53
    21 North Carolina 53.46
    22 Iowa 53.29
    23 Illinois 51.74
    24 Nebraska 51.07
    25 Maine 51.05
    26 Wisconsin 50.59
    27 Maryland 50.18
    28 New Hampshire 49.69
    29 Alaska 49.62
    30 Florida 49.62
    31 Pennsylvania 49.60
    32 District of Columbia 49.58
    33 Minnesota 49.56
    34 Nevada 49.50
    35 South Dakota 49.31
    36 Virginia 48.43
    37 Washington 48.43
    38 Vermont 47.86
    39 Wyoming 47.77
    40 Rhode Island 47.68
    41 New York 47.50
    42 Idaho 47.41
    43 Oregon 47.13
    44 California 47.07
    45 Montana 46.69
    46 Connecticut 45.96
    47 Hawaii 45.64
    48 Massachusetts 43.70
    49 New Jersey 42.04
    50 Colorado 40.77
    51 Utah 40.66
     
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    California is #44? I find that hard to believe.
     
  3. ChrisL

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    Why?
     
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    It is rare to see someone not overweight. Could be my area code though.
     
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    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    I'm in Massachusetts and I feel the same way! Lol. Imagine what it must be like in Mississippi? :eek:
     
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    Right?
    Where I live if you see someone running, exercise isn't the reason. Cops are more likely involved. The cops are chasing with their cars though, because most of them are fat too.
     
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    :laughing:

    I laugh but it's really kind of pathetic, especially when you see little kids and teenagers who are overweight if not obese already. When I was a kid in school, fat people were rare. There were maybe a couple of fat kids and everyone else was pretty much normal size. Now, I see fat kids everywhere! I can't see some of them even making it to my age! If they do and keep going the way they are going, they are going to be huge! It's so unhealthy. There is just no reason for a kid to be fat like that.
     
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    Not only is it a health issue, it is a security issue. Imagine if we had to institute a draft? We would have to have dieting camps before we could send them to boot camp.
     
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    Well, I hope there is no draft ever again. Making people fight against their will is probably not a very good idea to begin with.
     
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    Look how they do it in the Netherlands. :nod:

     
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    Yep, the redder the State, the fatter the State.

    That really says a lot!
     
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    I thought for sure that Wisconsin would be number one.

    I think part of the problem is that obesity is treated like a "disease" that people can't control.
     
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    It's the same here in the UK - obesity is a ticking time-bomb for our NHS, not least because of the dreadful implications where Type 2 diabetes is concerned. I've seen persons in their 40s around town (not that I go there very often, it's too depressing) getting around on 1 and often 2 elbow crutches, and stuffing street junk food into their faces; it's like they have a death wish.
     
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    We're number 1! We're number 1!
     
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    If you want a real laugh, check out the Belgian "Minister of Health".
     
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    USA people are fatter between the ears too, I think....too much TV and too much brainwash propaganda...
     
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    No way! Seriously? :eek:

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    Oh. My. God.
     
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    There are still plenty of health conscious people here in the US, but there are a whole lot of people who just don't care apparently. It's so strange when its YOUNG women who are obese because women are supposed to CARE about how they look and present themselves. It's like people just don't care anymore. They just keep getting fatter and fatter and fatter. :disbelief:
     
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    I think it's probably got LITTLE to do with politics. Why don't you explain how politics relates to obesity?
     

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