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Year 2020 - France As Obese As America  
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Posted (8 years 8 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1077 times:

http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/01/24/news/journal.php

The French are getting fatter, and in January they held a National Weighing Day for children. A volunteer army of hundreds of pediatricians fanned out to more than 80 cities to weigh, measure, interrogate and enlighten.
 
Roubaix, in northern France, is the fattest region in the country: 51 percent of the population is overweight or obese, according to the most recent national figures, from 2003. The national average is 42 percent. The trend line is most dramatic among children.
 
While adult obesity is rising about 6 percent a year in France, among children the rate of growth is 17 percent. At that rate the French could be - quelle horreur - as fat as Americans by the year 2020. (More than 65 percent of the population in the United States is considered overweight or obese.)


Next I bet they'll want their own Disneyland! Oh wait ...


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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2352 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1052 times:

And the sad thing is that it isn't just France that is catching up with the USA when it comes to obesity, many other countries are becoming the same because of the many fast food restaurants poping up around the globe.
I read in Newsweek and read that Japan was a traditionally healthy country and now the Japanese children are becoming fatter and fatter due to the fast food and large video game market in that country. However, I can think of many other countries that are also getting fatter including:
Australia
Germany
England
France
Canada
Belgium
Netherlands

and sadly the list goes on and on and on.....



"Drunks run stop signs. Stoners wait for them to turn green."
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1051 times:

Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 1):
England

Not me  Wink



Lee



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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 1037 times:

Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 1):
However, I can think of many other countries that are also getting fatter including:
Australia
Germany
England
France
Canada
Belgium
Netherlands

growth in obesity rates are down in Britain. There is a definite trend away from the explosive growth of the fat kid population.

Still a major problem but it's not growing as fast as expected.


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 1033 times:

I was at Subway yesterday, not at Burger King despite it was next door.  Wink

Patrick


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