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Obese Americans now outweigh the merely overweight
Reuters ^

Posted on 01/09/2009 4:09:44 PM PST by traumer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of obese American adults outweighs the number of those who are merely overweight, according to the latest statistics from the federal government.

Numbers posted by the National Center for Health Statistics show that more than 34 percent of Americans are obese, compared to 32.7 percent who are overweight. It said just under 6 percent are "extremely" obese.

"More than one-third of adults, or over 72 million people, were obese in 2005-2006, the NCHS said in its report.

The numbers are based on a survey of 4,356 adults over the age of 20 who take part in a regular government survey of health, said the NCHS, which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The figures come from the 2005-2006 survey and are the most current available.

"During the physical examination, conducted in mobile examination centers, height and weight were measured as part of a more comprehensive set of body measurements," the NCHS report said.

"Although the prevalence of obesity has more than doubled since 1980, the prevalence of overweight has remained stable over the same time period," it said.

Obesity and overweight are calculated using a formula called body mass index. BMI is equal to weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. Someone with a BMI of 25 to 29 is classified as overweight, 30 to 40 counts as obese and people with BMIs of 40 or more are morbidly obese.

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


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1 posted on 01/09/2009 4:09:44 PM PST by traumer
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To: traumer

would someone just invent a PILL..........PLEASE!


2 posted on 01/09/2009 4:11:53 PM PST by annelizly
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To: annelizly

Obama’s fault!


3 posted on 01/09/2009 4:13:06 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: traumer

Obamagic!!©


4 posted on 01/09/2009 4:13:15 PM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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5 posted on 01/09/2009 4:13:15 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: traumer
Ever watch "Court TV"? Look at the bailiff, the court reporter and everyone else involved. Fat as can be. So are most govt. employees.

I am astounded as to how people can allow themselves to get so fat.

6 posted on 01/09/2009 4:14:48 PM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: traumer

Life is tough here in America! Just ask any Commie DemocRAT or one of their toadies in the MSM. They’ll tell ya! Americans may be fat but they all “go to bed hungry EVERY NIGHT” and it’s the Republicans’ fault.


7 posted on 01/09/2009 4:15:02 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (CIA Director!....So easy, a caveman can do it!)
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To: annelizly
"would someone just invent a PILL..........PLEASE!"

"I got your pill right here!"

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8 posted on 01/09/2009 4:15:34 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: traumer

Been to Vegas lately? It’s a cattle call.


9 posted on 01/09/2009 4:16:15 PM PST by TheWasteLand
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To: traumer
more than 34 percent of Americans are obese, compared to 32.7 percent who are overweight. It said just under 6 percent are "extremely" obese.

These are just round figures.

10 posted on 01/09/2009 4:17:26 PM PST by GSWarrior (It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.)
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To: gorush
I see your picture of a fat man. And I'll raise ya one....

(actually - there are 2 fat guys...)

11 posted on 01/09/2009 4:20:12 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd; gorush

You, sirs, have been raised

12 posted on 01/09/2009 4:24:00 PM PST by swordfishtrombone
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To: swordfishtrombone

It’s not nice to have fun at the expanse of the overweight. ;]


13 posted on 01/09/2009 4:25:07 PM PST by GSWarrior (It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.)
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To: swordfishtrombone

I concede! Please, stop!


14 posted on 01/09/2009 4:25:10 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: traumer

We’re number one! We’re number one!


15 posted on 01/09/2009 4:25:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Don't confuse what you got a right to do with what's right to do." Bill Bennett)
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To: traumer

16 posted on 01/09/2009 4:26:36 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: swordfishtrombone
Just you wait till I find my Teddy Kennedy picture.

I'll Show You!!!!

17 posted on 01/09/2009 4:27:16 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: traumer

These pics in this thread are better than any form of birth control out there.

So the real fat is taking over the regular fat? I saw some article where the leftist reporter was wringing her hands over the possiblity that a looming recession would make obesity worse. Still too counterintuitive for me - just put down the fork and be done with it.


18 posted on 01/09/2009 4:30:37 PM PST by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: Responsibility2nd
This one?

Or this one?


19 posted on 01/09/2009 4:30:41 PM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: gorush
Ready for a threesome?


20 posted on 01/09/2009 4:31:50 PM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: traumer

One week we’re all starving because we’re all poor and it’s the fault of Bush, the next week we’re all too fat and waste food. If somebody is fat because they eat too much so what. Let em enjoy life and food, glorious food.


21 posted on 01/09/2009 4:34:23 PM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: raybbr

I must compliment my wife...that dinner was good in both directions.


22 posted on 01/09/2009 4:34:54 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: raybbr

Gov’t employee here: female, 5’5”, 123 lbs. Not all of us are fat!

But you are right; many are. We are also an aging group; perhaps that’s the problem too. In my office I’m the youngest, the baby, and I’m 40 this year.

My coworkers are largely overweight, pretty elderly (well, lots in their 60s), or both.


23 posted on 01/09/2009 4:35:32 PM PST by olivia3boys
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To: raybbr
Good. Good.

But how about this one?

Oh Look. Here he is at Hooters!!


24 posted on 01/09/2009 4:35:44 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: swordfishtrombone
I'll see ya and show you my 4 of a kind

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25 posted on 01/09/2009 4:35:57 PM PST by erman
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To: raybbr

Ya’ll got astroturf in the back of that there truck?


26 posted on 01/09/2009 4:36:06 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: raybbr

The obesity of Americans in general is the first thing I notice whenever I go home for a visit from Japan . That , and police cars everywhere .


27 posted on 01/09/2009 4:36:16 PM PST by sushiman
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To: gorush
I must compliment my wife...that dinner was good in both directions.

LOL That was funny.

Sorry. I just realized that you have to look at that picture every time you access your ping page. I have to remember that skinny people have a gag reflex as opposed to the people in those pictures.

28 posted on 01/09/2009 4:36:43 PM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: traumer

I only read the title.

WHen in the past did the really fat weight less than the slightly fat?


29 posted on 01/09/2009 4:38:34 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: raybbr

The government bans hard liquor advertising, cigarettes and tobacco, but allows McDonald’s and other junk food.

Who is killing who?


30 posted on 01/09/2009 4:38:34 PM PST by School of Rational Thought (Sarah Palin - High ideals on high heels)
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To: Responsibility2nd

LOL That Plug a Leak picture is funny.


31 posted on 01/09/2009 4:40:23 PM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: traumer

"It's 'wafer thin.'"

32 posted on 01/09/2009 4:40:43 PM PST by dfwgator (I hate Illinois Marxists)
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To: Responsibility2nd


Aint that Coach Mark Mangino from KU, on the left?
33 posted on 01/09/2009 4:42:47 PM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (The Big 3 Auto Makers - Where Attention to Kwality is Jobe Won.)
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To: raybbr
"I must compliment my wife...that dinner was good in both directions."

Actually, I haven't spoken to my wife in over three months.

We're not fighting, or anything...I just don't like to interrupt.

34 posted on 01/09/2009 4:44:56 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: traumer

The future of air transportation doesn’t look too encouraging based on these pictures.


35 posted on 01/09/2009 4:45:33 PM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (The Big 3 Auto Makers - Where Attention to Kwality is Jobe Won.)
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To: School of Rational Thought; All

I wish everyone who rags on me when I make a negative comment about fatties would read this thread and check these photos.

Fat people like to whine about how it’s their glands, or people who are mean to them, or their arthritic joints that keep them from exercising, so therefore they’re so fat they can’t wipe their own ass. Look at these photos, people!

They’re digging their grave with their teeth. And they want pity.


36 posted on 01/09/2009 4:47:08 PM PST by Judith Anne
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To: gorush
We're not fighting, or anything...I just don't like to interrupt.

Is that who my wife's been talking to?

37 posted on 01/09/2009 4:47:21 PM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: traumer

Are the definitions of overweight and obesity the same as they were 10 years ago? If the standards have changed, that will help explain part of it.


38 posted on 01/09/2009 4:47:46 PM PST by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: erman
I'll see ya and show you my 4 of a kind

Royal. Flush.


39 posted on 01/09/2009 4:48:04 PM PST by swordfishtrombone
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To: GSWarrior
It’s not nice to have fun at the expanse of the overweight. ;]

I'm ok with it as long as they don't start making fun of old farts with gray beards.

40 posted on 01/09/2009 4:48:14 PM PST by Graybeard58
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To: raybbr
"Is that who my wife's been talking to? "

If so, I've been nodding my head every few minutes for nothing.

41 posted on 01/09/2009 4:49:09 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush
If so, I've been nodding my head every few minutes for nothing.

Hah. I gave that up two months ago.

42 posted on 01/09/2009 4:54:40 PM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: Graybeard58

Sigh...my puns are no good if I have to start explaining them. I need some new material.


43 posted on 01/09/2009 5:00:15 PM PST by GSWarrior (It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.)
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To: traumer

Leave us alone and we won’t get fat.


44 posted on 01/09/2009 5:01:19 PM PST by madison10
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To: swordfishtrombone

OMG! That is down right obscene! Her stomach shows through the bottom of a dress! (Not your fault, but UGH!)
THIS level of obesity should be illegal.


45 posted on 01/09/2009 5:10:07 PM PST by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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To: Patriotic1
Are the definitions of overweight and obesity the same as they were 10 years ago?

Overweight and Obese

46 posted on 01/09/2009 5:12:45 PM PST by Oztrich Boy ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule." - H L Mencken.)
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To: annelizly
would someone just invent a PILL..........PLEASE!

There's no way around eating less than you burn. I know, it's almost impossibly difficult to do it long term, but I did it. And my willpower is not that good.

Lots of walking, and lots of Lean Cuisines. They aren't half bad, actually.
47 posted on 01/09/2009 5:16:21 PM PST by mysterio
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To: traumer

Have you seen recent pix of the tubs at ATF? These fatsos in their clown ninja suits wouldn’t last five minutes on a battlefield. Instant heart attacks and strokes if these fat-gut jabbas had to engage in any maneveurs besides getting in line to order a big mac and ten vanilla malts.


48 posted on 01/09/2009 5:22:24 PM PST by sergeantdave (Michigan is a bigger mistake than your state.)
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To: Sig Sauer P220

Send them by ship,try to get the bulk rate.


49 posted on 01/09/2009 5:24:20 PM PST by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: Judith Anne

I know they do it to themselves, but I feel very sorry for these people. I’ll bet they are so very sad.

Judith Anne is my name!


50 posted on 01/09/2009 5:31:25 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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