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Thread #141739   Message #3264167
Posted By: melodeonboy
27-Nov-11 - 07:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: UK women are 'fattest in Europe'
Subject: RE: BS: UK women are 'fattest in Europe'
"The top seven in this LIST of the world's fattest countries are Pacific Island countries, the US is 9th, the UK is 28th and Canada is 35th."

I believe many of those in the Pacific Island countries may be large due to their genes, not through actually being overweight or overeating. Many years ago I had a Tongan girlfriend. She was certainly large, but there was barely an inch of fat on her!

As for British women (or British men for that matter!) being overweight, if you live the American way of life, you might well expect to end up overweight. I'm not trying to be anti-American - but I am aware that the way of life and eating habits of many of them don't make for good health, and that many British people seem to find the American diet and way of life rather appealing.


A slightly overweight Melodeonboy! :)