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why is america fat

Posted Aug 8, '12 at 2:35am

HahiHa

HahiHa

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America is not fat. The scale used to determine whether or not one is fat is severely screwed up. Even some Olympians are considered obese. (no they are not sumo wrestlers)

Yes, the BMI is inaccurate, especially in special cases like weightlifters. But most peoplee with a BMI of 30+ are not weightlifters.

But saying America is not fat only because the BMI is inaccurate doesn't hold water, since in most studies countries are compared between each other. In order to compare you have to make the same analysis with the same measure method. And in all these studies America is on top of the fat scale. So even if not absolutely so, America is surely relatively fat.

 

Posted Aug 8, '12 at 6:45pm

Jacen96

Jacen96

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Yes, the BMI is inaccurate, especially in special cases like weightlifters. But most peoplee with a BMI of 30+ are not weightlifters.

neither are most of the people on that list. Also, the results of those studies, are probably based on the results from when people come in for there check-up, and the doctors just convert BMI straight to body fat percentage

 

Posted Aug 9, '12 at 3:45am

HahiHa

HahiHa

4,995 posts

Knight

neither are most of the people on that list.

But they're still Olympic athletes. Not the case of the majority of the population I'd say.

Also, the results of those studies, are probably based on the results from when people come in for there check-up, and the doctors just convert BMI straight to body fat percentage

That would be kinda stupid... but still, if you apply the same method on all countries in a study, that changes nothing at the fact that America has always higher values than any other countries.

 

Posted Aug 9, '12 at 4:56pm

Masterforger

Masterforger

1,633 posts

Love the title. Conforms to fashion with the all-lower-case, and is to the point.
Anyway, why is the majority of the U.S. fat? Demand, with abundant supply. They're not as worse as China is some ways though. The Chinese, and several other Asian cultures, kill tigers and harvest the fur and bones for luck charms and bloody medicines! I have to say, fat people is better then hundreds of dead, beautiful creatures.

 

Posted Aug 9, '12 at 5:17pm

HahiHa

HahiHa

4,995 posts

Knight

Funny thing though is, since Chinese started to adopt more western-like food and life-style, the number of obese has increased ^^

 

Posted Aug 10, '12 at 4:29am

Masterforger

Masterforger

1,633 posts

Well, double bad! Fat and highly superstitious!

 
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