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Year 2020 - France As Obese As America

Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:08 am

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.)


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RE: Year 2020 - France As Obese As America

Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:10 am

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.....
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RE: Year 2020 - France As Obese As America

Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:12 am

Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 1):
England

Not me  Wink



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RE: Year 2020 - France As Obese As America

Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:12 am

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.
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RE: Year 2020 - France As Obese As America

Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:16 am

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

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