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All U.S. Adults Could Be Overweight in 40 Years (Reuters)
Reuters News ^ | 8 August 2008 | Reuters HEALTH

Posted on 08/06/2008 7:18:37 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo

NEW YORK (Reuters Health)-If the trends of the past three decades continue, it's possible that every American adult could be overweight 40 years from now, a government-funded study projects.

The figure might sound alarming, or impossible, but researchers say that even if the actual rate never reaches the 100-percent mark, any upward movement is worrying; two-thirds of the population is already overweight....

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: alarmist; america; bigbrother; calories; cholesterol; clueless; doublemac; exercise; fastfood; fatpigs; fatty; foodpolice; freedom; gluttony; health; lardass; obesity; oprah; porkers; pride; tubsoflard
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Reuters HEALTH story. For what it is worth.

Also, photo from article:


1 posted on 08/06/2008 7:18:38 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Yeah but, um, we could all be underweight too.

I’d love to get paid to predict all those things that we COULD be...


2 posted on 08/06/2008 7:23:46 PM PDT by craig_eddy (Equality of opportunity, not equality of outcome)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Does that mean that all U.S. adults could NOT be overweight in 40 Years?


3 posted on 08/06/2008 7:23:54 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I think it will be 110% of the population. I hate when people project growth, it is just stupid.


4 posted on 08/06/2008 7:24:08 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: craig_eddy

Mediocre minds, and all that.


5 posted on 08/06/2008 7:25:02 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: synbad600

good point


6 posted on 08/06/2008 7:25:12 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Men Who Died in Wars For Our Voting Rights Also Did So For The Right To Vote Indie-Conservative?)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

dudn’t that turn your propeller over?


7 posted on 08/06/2008 7:25:18 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Broader social changes are needed as well, she said -- such as making communities more pedestrian-friendly so that people can walk regularly, or getting the food industry to offer healthier, calorie-conscious choices.

Another excuse to advance the socialist cause with more regulation. Note they don't provide their definition of overweight.

Fortunately I'll never become an adult.
8 posted on 08/06/2008 7:26:25 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: ken21

if you are referring to the photo, my guess is all three are/were Hilary supporters.


9 posted on 08/06/2008 7:26:58 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Men Who Died in Wars For Our Voting Rights Also Did So For The Right To Vote Indie-Conservative?)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I will be 108 years old in 40 years. Doubt if I’ll be overweight then.


10 posted on 08/06/2008 7:27:36 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (If you don't want people to get your goat, don't tell them where it's tied.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2057569/posts

I saw the hottest chick in my high school at my last class reunion. She was almost as wide as she was tall.

When she was a teenager, she was absolutely smokin'. Wouldn't give me the time of day; I think she ran with wealthy college-age guys.

Now all her power is gone.

11 posted on 08/06/2008 7:29:08 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Without the second, the rest are just politicians' BS.)
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To: Inyo-Mono
I will be 108 years old in 40 years. Doubt if I’ll be overweight then.

I will only be 101. Just a young thing compared you.

12 posted on 08/06/2008 7:29:37 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

It appears that those 3 or 4 people walking in front of them are of normal weight....you just can’t see them too well...like an eclipse.


13 posted on 08/06/2008 7:31:24 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: synbad600

What it means is our food is to cheap. (Like gas, electricity, natural gas and health care were before liberals screwed them all up.)


14 posted on 08/06/2008 7:32:05 PM PDT by enduserindy (232 years and now we want to blow it?)
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To: Steely Tom

Sounds like a nice case of poetic justice.


15 posted on 08/06/2008 7:32:20 PM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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To: w1andsodidwe

I’ll be 62 in 40 years.


16 posted on 08/06/2008 7:32:52 PM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

This is sooooo stupid. All you got to do is say that a health weight is 240 pounds. Now most people are UNDERWEIGHT. See how simple that was?


17 posted on 08/06/2008 7:33:50 PM PDT by irishtenor (Check out my blog at http://boompa53.blogspot.com/)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

After an exhaustive review of the research literature, here’s the final
word on nutrition and health:

1. Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.

2. Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.

3. Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks
than us.

4. Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart
attacks than us.

5. Germans drink beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer
heart attacks than us.

CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently
what kills you. But don’t worry, your Government is trying to correct this
problem.


18 posted on 08/06/2008 7:33:56 PM PDT by tubebender (Why does a round pizza come in a square box?)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

OK, then if we all inflate our tires to the proper pressure and lose weight we won’t need to drill for more oil.


19 posted on 08/06/2008 7:34:53 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Orationem pulchram non habens, scribo ista linea in lingua Latina.***)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
"could be" overweight...

This is yet another example of something that hasn't even happened being turned into news.

Here's another one:

Meteor could hit planet tomorrow according to astronomers...

20 posted on 08/06/2008 7:34:58 PM PDT by KoRn (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I won’t be, I’ll be dead and decaying to an eventuall weight of 4% of what it is today!


21 posted on 08/06/2008 7:35:32 PM PDT by dalereed (both)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
here's why

Yes, that is a glazed krispy kreme donut for a bun, not a bagel.
Then there's the Outback Steakhouse Aussie Cheese Fries with Ranch Dressing

22 posted on 08/06/2008 7:36:31 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obamuh uh uh uh uh uh uh ummmmmm)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
President Obama will call for mandatory liposuction, using the fat collected as a source for biofuel.

“We can break our oil dependency using cellulite, and never have to drill like the evil Republicans want!”

23 posted on 08/06/2008 7:37:55 PM PDT by airborne (Don't hate me because I'm white!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Well hell, I’m just a little ahead of my time...


24 posted on 08/06/2008 7:40:24 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Well, I did consume a Dove Ice Cream Bar: Vanilla with Dark Chocolate Coating, yummy...../Just Asking - seoul62.......


25 posted on 08/06/2008 7:40:41 PM PDT by seoul62
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Considering ideal weight is a contrived number, derived partly from averaging, it would be impossible for 100% to be overweight.

Now, if they don't want to be PC and say it like it is, they are saying 100% will be carrying too much fat.

26 posted on 08/06/2008 7:41:21 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: AmericanInTokyo

It doesn’t hurt that they changed the definition of “obesity” a few years ago.


27 posted on 08/06/2008 7:41:24 PM PDT by meyer (...by any means necessary.)
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To: craig_eddy

I DO do that. I write science fiction and horror, and some sci-fi horror.


28 posted on 08/06/2008 7:41:29 PM PDT by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Sirat: Through the Fires of Hell" - on amazon.com)
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To: ThomasThomas
I think you hit on it. These people aren't overweight, they are over inflated...
29 posted on 08/06/2008 7:42:35 PM PDT by tubebender (Why does a round pizza come in a square box?)
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To: All

30 posted on 08/06/2008 7:44:09 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obamuh uh uh uh uh uh uh ummmmmm)
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To: tubebender
CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you. But don’t worry, your Government is trying to correct this problem.

It's also possible that America's superior health-care system is better at diagnosing heart attacks than are those of other, more "socialized" nations.

31 posted on 08/06/2008 7:44:47 PM PDT by meyer (...by any means necessary.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Yeah, and if the temperature trend from January to August of this year in North Dakota continues, the average temperature on Earth will be 5000 degrees Fahrenheit by March of 2015.


32 posted on 08/06/2008 7:46:25 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: ari-freedom

Dang it - put those on sourdough buns instead of donuts and they’d be great!


33 posted on 08/06/2008 7:47:19 PM PDT by meyer (...by any means necessary.)
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To: Steely Tom

Schadenfreud much? Women often gain weight like that after being sexually attacked/abused.


34 posted on 08/06/2008 7:55:29 PM PDT by ReagansShinyHair
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To: meyer
still you'd have to have a mouth like this just to eat it

35 posted on 08/06/2008 7:55:56 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obamuh uh uh uh uh uh uh ummmmmm)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Forty years from now, many of those now categorized as “adults” will have assumed room temperature.
36 posted on 08/06/2008 8:16:17 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I heard a report the other day that 75% of the people in Greece are either overweight or obese.

Apparently the healthy Mediterranean diet is becoming less popular in the Mediterranean countries.

37 posted on 08/06/2008 8:20:34 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: AmericanInTokyo
All U.S. Adults Could Be Overweight in 40 Years

tx_eggman - ahead of the times, as usual

38 posted on 08/06/2008 8:27:29 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Privatizing profits and socializing losses is no way to run an economy)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
every American adult could be overweight 40 years from now,

Completely idiotic statement. People will be overweight only if they eat too much.

I weigh the same as I did when I graduated high school and I'm 50 yrs old.

Some of us just can't over-eat, because we feel bloated and like $**+ when we do.

39 posted on 08/06/2008 8:27:45 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: tx_eggman
In the immortal words of Howlin Wolf:

I'm built for comfort baby, I ain't built for speed.

40 posted on 08/06/2008 8:28:27 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Privatizing profits and socializing losses is no way to run an economy)
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To: ari-freedom
Me, I'm all about chili cheese fries with gravy

Heart Attack on a Plate .... mmmmmmm

41 posted on 08/06/2008 8:31:36 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Privatizing profits and socializing losses is no way to run an economy)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
It will be all the fault of this corporation from what I have been told anyway :)


42 posted on 08/06/2008 8:32:33 PM PDT by xp38
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To: xp38

Heh! You’ve seen Wall-E!

EEEEE-Vah...


43 posted on 08/06/2008 8:45:41 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: tx_eggman

that looks like some crazy Americanized poutine


44 posted on 08/06/2008 8:53:31 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obamuh uh uh uh uh uh uh ummmmmm)
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To: ReagansShinyHair
Women often gain weight like that after being sexually attacked/abused.

Yes, but they gain weight for other reasons too. Right?

You're not really saying that the reason behind the emergence of vast numbers of female fatties is because of a huge escalation in sexual attacks and abuse, are you?

Does that explanation cover the male fatties too?

45 posted on 08/06/2008 8:57:29 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Without the second, the rest are just politicians' BS.)
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To: tx_eggman

more food pr0n
46 posted on 08/06/2008 8:58:19 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obamuh uh uh uh uh uh uh ummmmmm)
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To: mplsconservative

Maybe this should read a fatter future

47 posted on 08/06/2008 9:05:57 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Inyo-Mono

Congrats to the greatest generation. Please dont take all my social security! /sc


48 posted on 08/06/2008 9:16:22 PM PDT by airplaneguy
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To: airplaneguy

“All U.S. Adults Could Be Overweight in 40 Years (Reuters)”

Evolution at work. Maybe there is a climate change to a colder climate coming our way and our bodies are just preparing for it.


49 posted on 08/06/2008 9:20:40 PM PDT by Pure Country
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Would that be those of us who are adults now?

Or do they mean everybody who will have been alive from 22 years from now?

I would say that a large number of adults today will be dead in 40 years.

But it must take some serious talent to guess the weight of folks who won't be born until 22 years from now.

Of course most if not all of the "studiers" will be retired and/or dead in 40 years, so I suppose they might as well predict just about anything they like...

50 posted on 08/06/2008 10:20:07 PM PDT by Positive (Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
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