#1 Australia wobbles way to top of most obese league06-23-2008, 11:44 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/0/4e3483a6-3...0779fd2ac.htmlAt Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
06-23-2008, 12:12 PM
So I guess fat-free Fosters still isn't calorie-free. :D
SonnabendGuest06-23-2008, 07:42 PM
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.”
06-23-2008, 07:45 PM
Sonna, porkers that live long lives are still porkers.Loyalty Binds Me- Motto of Richard III
06-23-2008, 09:10 PM
YES! In your face kangaroos! :p"Don't vote. It only encourages the bastards." -PJ O'Roarke
06-23-2008, 10:55 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...-
In actual dollars, President Obama’s $4.4 trillion in deficit spending in just three years is 37 percent higher than the previous record of $3.2 trillion (held by President George W. Bush) in deficit spending for an entire presidency. It’s no small feat to demolish an 8-year record in just 3 years.
Under Obama’s own projections, interest payments on the debt are on course to triple from 2010 (his first budgetary year) to 2018, climbing from $196 billion to $685 billion annually.
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06-23-2008, 11:56 PM
Any man who's friend of the REAL Barry is a friend of mine.;)"Don't vote. It only encourages the bastards." -PJ O'Roarke
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