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    Australia takes over USA...

    ...as the fattest nation!

    http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2008/...770827371.html

    Australia pips US as world's fattest nation

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    June 20, 2008
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    AUSTRALIA has overtaken the United States as the world's most obese nation, a new report says.

    The report, Australia's Future Fat Bomb, says 26 per cent of adult Australians - almost 4 million people - are now obese, 1 million more than the last calculation in 1999.

    The findings mean Australia is the world's most overweight nation, ahead of the notoriously super-sized Americans, who have a 25 per cent obesity rate.

    "That, unfortunately, makes us the heavyweight champions, a title we don't really want," said Professor Simon Stewart, the author of the report and head of preventive cardiology at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne.

    The report says that 9 million adults have a body mass index over 25, making them overweight or obese, an increase from 7 million. Experts have called for obese people to be given gym discounts and for surgical waiting lists to be prioritised on the basis of weight loss.

    The report presents the results of height and weight checks on 14,000 adult Australians nationwide in 2005, giving the most thorough picture of obesity since the AusDiab study in 1999.

    The data suggests there will be an extra 700,000 heart-related hospital admissions in the next 20 years due to obesity. Almost 125,000 people will die as a result.

    "I would regard this as the biggest threat to our future health," Professor Stewart said.

    "As we send our athletes off to the Olympics, let's reflect on the fact that we would win the gold medal now in the world fat Olympics if there was such a thing.

    "The health care system is going to be overwhelmed by weight-related hospitalisations from knee replacements through to heart attacks and strokes."

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    so now they gonna blame it all on the Americans...

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    yeah I heard that on the news this morning.
    it just means us bodybuilders are becoming a rarer breed, which is GOOD

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    I've been waiting for an Australian to come take me over for 1.5yrs

    j/k
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    Quote Originally Posted by B4ckfire479 View Post
    so now they gonna blame it all on the Americans...
    I blame it on the Americans

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    bloody yanks. turning us aussies fat, damn you, damn you all!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I'm damn sure it wasn't the Australians who invented McDonalds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamish&Andy View Post
    it just means us bodybuilders are becoming a rarer breed, which is GOOD
    Very True. Think of how out of shape the average person is. I read in a Men's Health one time that the average adult male has 13" arms. Also mentioned that the average adult male has a wider waist measurement compared to their chest/back measurement, almost like a reverse V.
    Last edited by BuiltForThis; 06-20-2008 at 04:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muriloninja View Post
    I've been waiting for an Australian to come take me over for 1.5yrs

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    for ****s sake... I'm not Australian!!!! I just live here.

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    what i think is funny is how although 26% of their population is obese it's only 4 million. 25% of usa's population is about 75 million - that's a lot of blubber!

    i personally don't think land whales can blame anyone but themselves for their obesity, although fast food and processed crap have made it a helluva lot easier (and cheaper) to eat fat.

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    1 in 4 people in the UK are catagorised as obese now. It's everywhere, fatties are taking over The West.

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    I bet it's based on the BMI in which case I'm classed as obese,12-13%

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    Oh my god this good mean bigger planes, cars,buses,etc.... there is just no hope for the enviroment........d**n land whales lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tru2 View Post
    for ****s sake... I'm not Australian!!!! I just live here.

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    New Zealander then!
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