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15% of the world’s obese population lives in India and China
LiveMint ^ | 05/29/2014 | Nikita Mehta

Posted on 05/29/2014 10:19:24 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

New Delhi: One of every three people, or almost 2.1 billion of the world’s population is either obese or overweight, according to the Global Burden of Disease study published in Lancet medical journal on Thursday which analyses data from 188 countries between 1990 and 2013.

Almost 37% of the world’s men are overweight or obese, up from 29% in 1980. And almost 38% of the world’s women are, up from 30% in 1980.

According to the study, 13% of the obese people in the world are in the US and 15% in China and India — an indication of how economic progress has wreaked havoc on waistlines in developing economies.

In 2010, obesity (and being overweight) caused the death of 3.4 million people, according to study conducted by the Seattle-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Most of the deaths were caused by cardiovascular conditions.

“Obesity is an issue affecting people of all ages and incomes, everywhere,” said Christopher Murray, director of Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, in a press release. “In the last three decades, not one country has achieved success in reducing obesity rates, and we expect obesity to rise steadily as incomes rise in low- and middle-income countries in particular, unless urgent steps are taken to address this public health crisis,” added Murray who is one of the co-founders of the study.

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: china; india; obesity

1 posted on 05/29/2014 10:19:24 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Paul Erlich didn’t exactly predict this.


2 posted on 05/29/2014 10:20:07 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Steely Tom

SEE ALSO HERE:

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/international/2014/05/30_percent_of_world_is_now_fat_no_country_immune

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30 percent of world is now fat, no country immune


3 posted on 05/29/2014 10:20:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

B-But i was told to clean my plate because the children were STARVING in India and China!


4 posted on 05/29/2014 10:22:02 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What percentage are in North Korea? Don’t you wish the whole world could be as thin as Gwyneth Paltrow or North Koreans?


5 posted on 05/29/2014 10:22:12 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I had some wild friends ... we did some crazy things.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Heh heh. I just spent ten days in China and doubt I saw a handful of obese people the whole time. I saw more of them in a thirty second walk to the concession stand at Busch Stadium in St. Louis than in all the cities I’ve visited in China, combined. :)


6 posted on 05/29/2014 10:22:44 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: SeekAndFind

China and India make up 37% of the world’s population, so, 15% isn’t so bad.


7 posted on 05/29/2014 10:23:18 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Steely Tom

<< Paul Erlich didn’t exactly predict this. >>

Weren’t we all supposed to be starving and reverting to cannibalism since the 1980’s?


8 posted on 05/29/2014 10:24:33 AM PDT by Klaatu Barada Nikto (Liberty is not a Loophole)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow, to listen to Charles Barkley during the NBA playoffs, they’re all women, and they’re all in San Antonio.


9 posted on 05/29/2014 10:24:45 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Of course I didn't read the article. After all, this is Free Republic.)
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To: left that other site

RE: B-But i was told to clean my plate because the children were STARVING in India and China!

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From “Weird Al Yankovic’s EAT IT (1984)

“Eat It”

How come you’re always such a fussy young man
Don’t want no Captain Crunch, don’t want no Raisin Bran
Well, don’t you know that other kids are starving in Japan
So eat it, just eat it


10 posted on 05/29/2014 10:26:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL!

I love Weird Al.


11 posted on 05/29/2014 10:27:32 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I must be getting sensitive. It’s none of my business or anybody else’s if somebody is fat. I don’t care and neither should anybody else. I’m also sick to death of being called a racist. If I hear somebody preach sustainability or recycling I’m going to scream. The word “green” makes me want to vomit. “Hybrid” gives me hives.


12 posted on 05/29/2014 10:28:11 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: SeekAndFind

13 posted on 05/29/2014 10:35:42 AM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: SeekAndFind
Heihe–Tengchong Line
14 posted on 05/29/2014 10:38:44 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: SeekAndFind

Send Michelle. Stat.


15 posted on 05/29/2014 10:39:30 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: SeekAndFind

A bunch of Buddha bellies running around?


16 posted on 05/29/2014 10:42:23 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: left that other site
B-But i was told to clean my plate because the children were STARVING in India and China!

You can tell how old people are by where the "children are starving". For my parents in school right after WW II the starving kids were in Europe. For me it was China and India. For the next generation it was Africa. And with Michelle's school lunch policy it will be "starving kids downstairs in the cafeteria".

17 posted on 05/29/2014 10:51:39 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: KarlInOhio

And, of course, Bangladesh!


18 posted on 05/29/2014 10:54:42 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: SeekAndFind
30 percent of world is now fat, no country immune

Not according to the eurosnobs, They would say that the other 85% of the obese live in America, what am saying they absolutely have said it. And it must be true because who has ever seen a fat Frenchman, Brit, German, Belgian, Netherlander,etc. Oh yeah that's right, everybody!

19 posted on 05/29/2014 11:00:10 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
I saw more of them . . . in St. Louis

That's not a fair comparison.

20 posted on 05/29/2014 11:03:06 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Mastador1

Well, only Americans ever elevated the kenyan to high office, so we pretty much deserve the scorn of the entire globe for all of the rest of what may be left of human history.


21 posted on 05/29/2014 11:03:41 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: samtheman
Send Michelle. Stat.

One way ticket.

22 posted on 05/29/2014 11:04:17 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Fido969
Wasn't that guy in Hawaii 5-0? I think he played Woah Fat.

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23 posted on 05/29/2014 11:07:12 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: SeekAndFind

That might explain why Michael Moore doesn’t live in India or China. ...less competition in the USA.


24 posted on 05/29/2014 11:08:54 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SeekAndFind
It's been this way ever since they've introduced Western food into their diets. Take this two course meal, for instance:

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25 posted on 05/29/2014 11:11:04 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: SeekAndFind

With Six You Get Fat Rolls


26 posted on 05/29/2014 11:11:33 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thank you, thank you, I’ll be here all week, don’t forget to try the veal.


27 posted on 05/29/2014 11:12:12 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s about half what you’d expect just from the national populations.


28 posted on 05/29/2014 11:16:47 AM PDT by eclecticEel ("The petty man forsakes what lies within his power and longs for what lies with Heaven." - Xunzi)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I’ve heard of Chicken and Waffles... So is this Rabbit and Pancakes?


29 posted on 05/29/2014 11:25:57 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: SeekAndFind
Nice try. Maybe folks who can't count their own fingers will be convinced of the false message.

"According to the study, 13% of the obese people in the world are in the US"

U.S. population: around 318 million.

"and 15% in China and India"

Population of both countries combined: well over 2.5 billion.


30 posted on 05/29/2014 1:12:54 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Related good one.

Why are British girls so fat?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3161378/posts


31 posted on 05/29/2014 1:22:23 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: SeekAndFind

No protein.


32 posted on 05/30/2014 5:59:29 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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