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Old 05-30-2014, 20:45   #1
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I just read this article and it's shocking to say the least…

Nearly 29% of World Population Is Overweight - WSJ


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Well, the insurance companies did change the definition of "overweight" years ago so they could charge more money to more people. But the low-fat, high carb diet has certainly taken its toll.

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* sob *

For the whole world, this is very, very not good.

I saw this on BBC America last night. They reported the probable cause as being so many nations now have access to fatty foods...not fattening foods....but fatty foods. I almost threw my fat bomb at the TV.

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Heavens! I heard this on the news yesterday as well and was surprised to see China second on the list.

There's got to be more to the whole story.


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With China there is problem (for the last, what 30 or more YEARS) of the incoming US fast food companies, ON TOP OF: the one child policy, which means families have one heir, whom they overindulge and fatten up ... on ... you guessed it, all those "new" foods. :-( It was so fascinating -- had been to China as a tourist in 1985, and returned in 2007 to adopted my youngest -- there was a stark difference between generations! Some of the very old (what? -- those surviving their 50's and 60's were tiny, slender people, but their children -- those in 20's and 30's, never knew Mao -- were taller than I!

By the way, my 3 kids were ALL gestated in developing countries, and they eat JUNK and CARBS, but all have always been slender by US standards, while I look at their classmates with my jaw sagging. So ... I dunno.

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