BG2: How do we fare against the world in the obesity stakes?

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A recent study showed that 700m people across the world are obese. These maps show obesity levels around the world – with red showing countries with the highest proportion of people classified as obese and green having the lowest proportion.

Interestingly, although countries in North America and Europe appear prominent on the global map owing to their size, the countries with the biggest obesity problems are almost exclusively found in the Pacific Islands – with American Samoa (74.6 per cent of the population), Nauru (71.1 per cent) and Cook Islands (63.7 per cent) making up the top three.

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Somewhat interesting that the most isolated countries with very little comparative wealth would be having obesity problems.  But, so do we.  What is saving our average obesity is the large number Asian immigrants.  Hey, finally they’re good for something, right?  Tongue in cheek, you mouth foamers.

The problem is, those of us who are fat, and I’m looking at you BG2-ers, have distorted the country.  Look at this:

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Never mind global warming, local obesity is already eating our coast lines!

So, 1 in 4 of us are so fat as to be obese.  That’s a long term health time bomb waiting to off on the tax payer.  But we’re in “good company” with most of the western world being in the same boat.

So, not only are BG2-ers making ourselves healthier, we’re also helping out our fellow tax payers by becoming less of a drain on the health system.  Onya.

 

– The Independent


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