UN: Mexico takes title of ‘most obese’ from the United States

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    Jul 10, 2013 1:48 AM GMT
    http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/09/mexico-takes-title-of-most-obese-from-america/

    According to a new UN report, Mexico is now the fattest country among populous nations. The first place title was held by the United States as recently as March, according to a study by the National Academy of Sciences.

    About 70 percent of Mexican adults are overweight, and a third of them are very overweight. Childhood obesity tripled in the last decade and experts say four out of five of those heavy kids will remain so the rest of their lives.

    But don’t get too excited yet; America is not far behind. An FAO report found Mexico had a 32.8 percent adult obesity rate, and America with a close 31.8 percent.
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    Jul 10, 2013 3:33 AM GMT
    Hmmm.. I mean the people that do eat ... Enchiladas, Sopes, Burritos, Tacos, Tamales, Arroz con Leche, Chicharrones, Frijoles, Tortillas, Pan dulce, Coke***, etc...



    I can understand why lol
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    Jul 10, 2013 3:41 AM GMT
    ANDEXC saidHmmm.. I mean the people that do eat ... Enchiladas, Sopes, Burritos, Tacos, Tamales, Arroz con Leche, Chicharrones, Frijoles, Tortillas, Pan dulce, Coke***, etc...



    I can understand why lol

    Don't forget chimichangas, which are fried.
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    Jul 10, 2013 3:58 AM GMT
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    ANDEXC saidHmmm.. I mean the people that do eat ... Enchiladas, Sopes, Burritos, Tacos, Tamales, Arroz con Leche, Chicharrones, Frijoles, Tortillas, Pan dulce, Coke***, etc...



    I can understand why lol

    Don't forget chimichangas, which are fried.



    bunuelos too dammnnn
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    Jul 10, 2013 4:57 AM GMT
    Sharpton saidI find this hard to believe with all of the supposed poverty in both countries.

    You should blame on food industries!
    then you'll not find it difficult to believe that it's totally reasonable and justifying the results,
    because you'll know that they are the very reason for this epidemic.
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    Jul 10, 2013 7:18 AM GMT
    Alright go Mexico!!
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    Jul 10, 2013 12:44 PM GMT
    ANDEXC said
    vul1989 said
    ANDEXC saidHmmm.. I mean the people that do eat ... Enchiladas, Sopes, Burritos, Tacos, Tamales, Arroz con Leche, Chicharrones, Frijoles, Tortillas, Pan dulce, Coke***, etc...



    I can understand why lol

    Don't forget chimichangas, which are fried.



    bunuelos too dammnnn


    Chiclets! Guacamole con Miracle Whips! Queso Fresco!

    And all those tasty buds...icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 10, 2013 3:06 PM GMT
    Sharpton saidI find this hard to believe with all of the supposed poverty in both countries.


    I think it is more expensive to maintain a healthy diet, and it's not like people who are below the poverty line starve themselves these days. When I was out on my own, I actually thought about living off of McD's and its cheap burgers. 2 bucks per burger, one burger per meal = 36 dollars per week. Would have done it had i not remembered watching Super Size Me lol

    Not sure if there are as many cheaper alternatives to buying standard groceries in Mexico though.
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    Jul 10, 2013 3:55 PM GMT
    Sharpton saidI find this hard to believe with all of the supposed poverty in both countries.


    Believe.

    http://frac.org/initiatives/hunger-and-obesity/are-low-income-people-at-greater-risk-for-overweight-or-obesity/
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    Jul 10, 2013 6:01 PM GMT
    This is why I stick to Dominican food.
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    Jul 10, 2013 6:08 PM GMT
    Harry7785 said
    Sharpton saidI find this hard to believe with all of the supposed poverty in both countries.

    You should blame on food industries!
    then you'll not find it difficult to believe that it's totally reasonable and justifying the results,
    because you'll know that they are the very reason for this epidemic.


    Two things: In earlier times, being fat was equated with wealth, since most people in the general populace were underfed and often faced outright starvation. Now, however, many poor people are obese because (bad) food is plentiful and cheap. Ironically, fresh and healthy food is the purview of people with access to money and information about nutrition.

    The other thing is that the food industry IS largely to blame. Walking down the grocery store aisle is a study in chemical additives, not only to preserve food, but engineered to give food a certain crispness, texture or flavoring--but not nutritional benefit. Every American town now has entire areas that are basically food deserts. Lots of places to eat, but all of it junk and empty calories.
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    Jul 10, 2013 6:17 PM GMT
    Americans are some of the fittest in the world. Except for some areas of the country. The George Bush states. Go to Italy for example. No one works out so they are skinny with no butts. But then food is a lot more expensive there. Hispanics in my area of Los Angeles are sometimes wider than they are tall. I do see that more and more are exercising at least. But then there are millions of Hispanics here that aren't.
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    Jul 10, 2013 6:26 PM GMT
    DanOmatic said
    Harry7785 said
    Sharpton saidI find this hard to believe with all of the supposed poverty in both countries.

    You should blame on food industries!
    then you'll not find it difficult to believe that it's totally reasonable and justifying the results,
    because you'll know that they are the very reason for this epidemic.


    Two things: In earlier times, being fat was equated with wealth, since most people in the general populace were underfed and often faced outright starvation. Now, however, many poor people are obese because (bad) food is plentiful and cheap. Ironically, fresh and healthy food is the purview of people with access to money and information about nutrition.

    The other thing is that the food industry IS largely to blame. Walking down the grocery store aisle is a study in chemical additives, not only to preserve food, but engineered to give food a certain crispness, texture or flavoring--but not nutritional benefit. Every American town now has entire areas that are basically food deserts. Lots of places to eat, but all of it junk and empty calories.


    Er, no. Good food is also plentiful and cheap if you're willing to put the effort into preparing it. The idea of the food desert - while existing perhaps in some small areas, are an except rather than a rule:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/18/health/research/pairing-of-food-deserts-and-obesity-challenged-in-studies.html?_r=0

    If you're looking for a culprit, blame politicians for the subsidies of corn and in turn HFCS. If you're looking for a culprit blame the USDA's flawed food pyramid and the obtusely simplified idea that eating fats will make you fat.
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    Jul 11, 2013 9:31 PM GMT
    Sharpton saidI find this hard to believe with all of the supposed poverty in both countries.


    You're joking right? Mexico's population is about 90% overweight.

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    Jul 11, 2013 9:37 PM GMT
    The interesting thing that I found when I was doing an exchange in Mexico in college was that although there are lots of small local markets and produce stands, most people were just going to WalMart to buy their groceries. So they were eating the same rancid, processed crap that is making America so fat.
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    Jul 11, 2013 9:39 PM GMT
    No offense, but a lot of Mexicans are super short and naturally fat looking. I see them all the time in San Diego....barely 5 feet tall... I mean they're bound to be fat.

    GO Mexico!!! You're winning!!
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    Jul 11, 2013 9:44 PM GMT
    ANDEXC saidHmmm.. I mean the people that do eat ... Enchiladas, Sopes, Burritos, Tacos, Tamales, Arroz con Leche, Chicharrones, Frijoles, Tortillas, Pan dulce, Coke***, etc...



    I can understand why lol


    Nope, Mexicans have been eating these types of food for centuries now. The problem here is all of the American fast food chains that are opening up in every corner, and the car culture that continues to be on the rise.