Americans no longer the fattest!

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It's the Aussies

http://www.forbes.com/markets/2008/06/20/australian-obesity-survey-markets-equity-cx_jc_0620markets06.html [Broken]
 
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Amazing ! Then Mississippi does not have an issue anymore :tongue2:
 
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I'm doing all that I can to win back the title!
 
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It's the Aussies
And they did it in one year. Too much beer and beef.


Actually, that's sad.
 
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Amazing ! Then Mississippi does not have an issue anymore :tongue2:
they may--on the local level---still have some kind of 'title'
 
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on the local level
Maybe Mississippi could just consider they have a problem, which is more important than an american (or world) title ?
I just meant it as a joke, whose meaning was "the title should be Mississippi issue spreads to the world or something like that"
 
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And they did it in one year. Too much beer and beef.


Actually, that's sad.
I'm actually wondering if all of the message about watching fat and sugar intake have finally started to work in the US. Soft drink sales have started to fall. Many schools in the US have finally banned all junk foods and soda from vending machines and have started to clean up their menus (although there is still a lot of work to be done).
 
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I'm actually wondering if all of the message about watching fat and sugar intake have finally started to work in the US. Soft drink sales have started to fall. Many schools in the US have finally banned all junk foods and soda from vending machines and have started to clean up their menus (although there is still a lot of work to be done).
So, am I wrong to consider that the change is due to a worsening in Australia, and not a significant change in the US ?
 
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You mean I can't start eating again?
 
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The Australian data is per capita, we still have them beat in sheer numbers.
 
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So, am I wrong to consider that the change is due to a worsening in Australia, and not a significant change in the US ?

no you may not be wrong. all of the developed world might just be getting fatter while people in the 3rd world continue to starve.




edward said:
The Australian data is per capita, we still have them beat in sheer numbers.
Of course it is in per capita terms. You have to compare apples to apples.
 
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Well as an Australian, I just reach the recommended BMI for a person my size (Last I checked) and work out regularly at the gym but I can see this very statistic with my very eyes and all I can say is, typical. Growing up in Australia has given me an insight into the average Australian's mentality, and this disinterest in their personal wellbeing is quite normal.

For Astronuc, I don't eat much beef and I don't like Australian beer.
 
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Well as an Australian, I just reach the recommended BMI for a person my size (Last I checked) and work out regularly at the gym but I can see this very statistic with my very eyes and all I can say is, typical. Growing up in Australia has given me an insight into the average Australian's mentality, and this disinterest in their personal wellbeing is quite normal.
I think that comes with the economic development.

For Astronuc, I don't eat much beef and I don't like Australian beer.
or perhaps lamb. Actually we ate more lamb and mutton. We really couldn't afford a lot of beef.

I like Fosters and VB, Tooheys and Coopers.
 

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