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Patrick Donnelly 09-05-2007 03:44 PM

(Another) Obesity News Article
Sorry for another, because I know they're getting old, but I saw this one posted on Performance Menu, and it definitely takes the double-layer, death-by-chocolate cake. According to this study, 100% of America will be overweight by 2040.

(Work/Family Safe.)

[quote]Of course, the 100-percent-fat stat is just a scientific estimate. It’s based on analyzing past and current statistical trends in the population and assuming that they will continue at the same rate. In reality, not every single person will be fat. There will always be a handful of people that stays lean and fit (running marathons, hanging out at health clubs, shunning fast food).

But while these folks may never become officially overweight, they might still pack on a few extra pounds. It’s difficult for anyone—active or not—to withstand what Kelly Brownell, an obesity researcher and the director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. famously called the “toxic environment” that makes it easy to succumb to poor food choices, overeating and increased inactivity.[/quote]

Edit: Oh man, I just had the weirdest idea... Babies [I]born[/I] obese! Is that even possible?

Derek Maffett 09-05-2007 04:20 PM

Re: (Another) Obesity News Article
So if things keep going the way these people suggest, then all the overweight people will eventually become obese, and the obese would eventually become so fat that they can no longer live, in which case the world will become 100% fit and the world will be populated by Crossfiters. And then Santa Cruz will become the capital of America and Coach Glassman would be elected president.

And when that happens, I will have but one question.

"Can I have Seattle?"

George Mounce 09-05-2007 04:24 PM

Re: (Another) Obesity News Article
I'm guessing then Mississippi would go first as it is the state with the highest obesity rate, I therefore claim it. :evilsmile

Zach Wright 09-05-2007 07:45 PM

Re: (Another) Obesity News Article
I definitely agree that obesity is a big problem in our country. But my question is why is BMI used as an indicator when it doesn't take body fat into account. Using that calculation some of the strongest people on the earth with body fat in the teens could still be considered overweight. Am I missing something?

Derek Maffett 09-05-2007 08:04 PM

Re: (Another) Obesity News Article
BMI is only used in the case of the unfit. For athletes, BF% is more important.

Patrick Donnelly 09-06-2007 06:51 PM

Re: (Another) Obesity News Article
Re: Derek and George
I'm guessing all the amusement parks will just widen their tracks, all clothes will come in "Biggie Sizes," the benches at McDonald's will only seat two instead of four, and everyone will go on their happy way.

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