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LogansPapa
06-23-2008, 10:44 AM
By Peter Smith in Sydney

Published: June 21 2008 03:00 | Last updated: June 21 2008 03:00

Australia has overtaken the US as the world's most obese nation, according to a study published in Melbourne yesterday.

The Baker Heart Institute's study, entitled Australia's Future Fat Bomb, found that 26 per cent of adult Australians, or close to 4m people, were obese.

The figure is higher than the US, which has a 25 per cent obesity rate.

"That, unfortunately, makes us the heavyweight champions, a title we don't really want," said Simon Stewart, head of preventative cardiology at the institute.

"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."

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/4e3483a6-3f2b-11dd-8fd9-0000779fd2ac.html

Gingersnap
06-23-2008, 11:12 AM
So I guess fat-free Fosters still isn't calorie-free. :D

Sonnabend
06-23-2008, 06:42 PM
http://junkfoodscience.blogspot.com/2008/06/run-fat-bomb-getting-ready-to-detonate.html


The glaring problem with these claims is that their government’s own health statistics have been reporting that Australians are living longer and are healthier than ever, despite the numbers classified as “obese” and “overweight.”

Shannon
06-23-2008, 06:45 PM
Sonna, porkers that live long lives are still porkers.

marinejcksn
06-23-2008, 08:10 PM
YES! In your face kangaroos! :p

MrsSmith
06-23-2008, 09:55 PM
People that are actually obese live longer on dialysis, are more likely to survive a heart attack, and do better with several other health problems.

Of course, Tom Cruise is considered obese on the BMI scale...

Goldwater
06-23-2008, 10:01 PM
It takes some determination to be the leader in this field.

marinejcksn
06-23-2008, 10:09 PM
It takes some determination to be the leader in this field.
You, my fine sir have an Excellent screen name! I've chosen him as my avatar. I miss the REAL Barry now. :(

Gingersnap
06-23-2008, 10:43 PM
You, my fine sir have an Excellent screen name! I've chosen him as my avatar. I miss the REAL Barry now. :(

You're just new. Goldwater is among the most unreliable Day Thread creators on this board. It's tragic. It's not that he drops it just because a little kid might be nuked - it could be for any lame reason. :p

marinejcksn
06-23-2008, 10:56 PM
Any man who's friend of the REAL Barry is a friend of mine.;)