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Childhood Obesity?

Posted Jun 22, '12 at 6:06pm

ethan3300

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Your thoughts on child hood obesity since so many kids in America are obese. Its like 37 percent or something like that

 

Posted Jun 22, '12 at 6:25pm

EmperorPalpatine

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Its like 37 percent or something like that

It's less than 20%. I recommend a few seconds of research before throwing around numbers.

 

Posted Jun 22, '12 at 10:37pm

nichodemus

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Knight

The 37% figure is factually right, since around a third are overweight. Overweight or obese, both are bad.

 

Posted Jun 23, '12 at 9:27am

Salvidian

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It's ridiculous how people are actually blaming this on school lunches. Recently every school in my neck of the woods has switched every white breaded food with wheat bread. The only drinks served are juice and milk. The only food served every day is pizza.

I'd rather be fat than eat terrible food.

 

Posted Jun 23, '12 at 10:46am

nichodemus

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It's ridiculous how people are actually blaming this on school lunches. Recently every school in my neck of the woods has switched every white breaded food with wheat bread. The only drinks served are juice and milk. The only food served every day is pizza.

I'd rather be fat than eat terrible food.

I now see exactly why America is so full of cardiac arrests incidents and fat people...

 

Posted Jun 23, '12 at 10:58am

Salvidian

Salvidian

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I now see exactly why America is so full of cardiac arrests incidents and fat people...

Too be honest, that last comment was somewhat sarcastic. I only weigh 100 pounds (43.3592 kg) and run frequently. America is absolutely full of fat people. Fast food, laziness, media, and lack of needing to kill your own food are contributing factors.

Did you know there have been cases of people suing McDonald's for making them fat? Can you get any dumber?

 

Posted Jun 23, '12 at 11:35am

endlessrampage73

endlessrampage73

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Did you know there have been cases of people suing McDonald's for making them fat?

Those people are stupid, but I won't go too into that.

Of all the stereotypes I know of, I'd say the American child one is probably the closest to reality. Children these days eat unhealthy food and don't exercise. I once took a survey by asking a group of children how long they watch TV each day, and the majority said about 6 hours. I then asked how much exercise they got, and half said they didn't go outside ever. American children just don't understand how important it is to have good health.

Also when they watch documentaries on why fast food should never be eaten, they don't eat fast food... For a few days. After that it's back to stuffing themselves with junk.

 

Posted Jun 23, '12 at 12:48pm

EmperorPalpatine

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The 37% figure is factually right, since around a third are overweight.

Overweight =/= obese.

Overweight or obese, both are bad.

Overweight could mean a higher level of muscle or water, not necessarily fat.

 

Posted Jun 23, '12 at 12:53pm

nichodemus

nichodemus

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Knight

Overweight could mean a higher level of muscle or water, not necessarily fat.

No....Overweight is generally defined as having more body fat than is optimally healthy.

Does it really matter? Are we going to think it's less of a problem since overweight isn't obesity? It all indicates an unhealthy lifestyle.

 

Posted Jun 23, '12 at 12:59pm

EmperorPalpatine

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Overweight is generally defined as having more body fat than is optimally healthy.

The CDC says otherwise.

Are we going to think it's less of a problem since overweight isn't obesity?

No, but to say that about 40% is obese when it's really 20% obese and 20% overweight combined is factually incorrect.

 
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