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How mens' waistlines have grown since 1980
RISING levels of obesity are bad news for people and health-care budgets, but they also correlate with good things such as rising economic wealth. The three maps below, which are drawn from a new global study led by Professor Majid Ezzati of Imperial College, London, and published in the Lancet, show that, Polynesia aside, obesity was a rich-world phenomenon in 1980. By 2008 the rich world had itself expanded, bringing obesity to groups within countries that were previously considered poor, such as Brazil and South Africa. During that period, the prevalence rate of obesity among men doubled to nearly 10%. One country has stubbornly resisted this trend. For all its dynamism since India opened up its economy in 1990, its men have on average become even thinner. The study suggests that Congo is the thinnest country in the world, and Nauru the fattest. Imperial College's own map is here.
http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailycha ... al_obesity
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ktdidnt wrote:That's interesting because in America I would definitely say that lack of wealth is a determinate of obesity. But I guess all of our fatty American exports are more expensive in other countries so that might hold true elsewhere.
Yesssssss American products are so fucking expensive back home... I mean some aren't too terrible, but you are definitely better off buyign local stuff, and in a lot of countries there are laws against the use of many oils, coloring agents, etc. Like our chips back home don't use fake coloring like red 40, yellow 5, etc. So it's all annato or beet coloring, etc... unless it's the American based stuff, which is yummy but a bit more expensive. Also, a McDonalds quarter pounder meal, with a large coke (which by the way, our "large" is the "small" size here) can cost you about $15... if converted via black market money.
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