EU says Europeans are getting fatter

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 4:44 PM
Found in todays world news headlines on Yahoo.com under health.

A majority of adults are obese or overweight in most European Union nations... contributing to make Europe a fat continent. "The numbers are frightening" said the EU health commissioner.

I'm one of those obese Americans Mr. K. put down.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 4:54 PM
Must be all that fatty bacon over there.
;)
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 4:57 PM
Does that mean the European coaster manufacturers will start making larger seats with longer belts?
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 5:40 PM
^ I was just thinking that!
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 6:04 PM
It's about time those Europeans start catching up to us.... ;)
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 7:19 PM
I think American food industry techniques are spreading.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 7:24 PM
'Bout time they started getting fat too -- now if only the Asians would follow suit. ;)
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 8:17 PM
Asians will never get fat!
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 8:36 PM
"Kennywooddude said: Asians will never get fat!"

One word - Sumo!

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 9:07 PM
Having just visited Europe, I'm convinced it's all the smoking (and walking) that's kept the average weight of Europeans down. It certainly isn't the food, because it's just as unhealthy as our food here.

That said... here comes larger seats.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:27 PM
In Japan, their MacDonalds just came out with a "Super Big Mac" which is like a double of ours here. Anyway, the comapany hoped to sell about 1 million of them and it turns out that they sold over 3 million.

I've seen a couple plump Asians before. I don't feel so bad, now.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:33 PM
Although our food habits here in America our horrible and no one will dispute that, I have seen alot of changes recently leading in a better direction. Foods are becoming healthier and I have even heard of some restaurants advertising smaller portions. It is a slow and well overdue change but at least it is happening. .
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:44 PM
^Yes but then you have Carl's Jr./Hardee's/BurgerKing with their "explodospleenburgers" which blow that statement you just made out of the water. The problem is, people enjoy to eat and some actually love being fat.

As far as Asians getting fat, probably not, but you have to wonder about the effects of eatting so much rice and then drinking a lot of water. Doesn't rice expand when it gets saturated?

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Thursday, May 31, 2007 3:06 PM

Swoosh said:


As far as Asians getting fat, probably not, but you have to wonder about the effects of eatting so much rice and then drinking a lot of water. Doesn't rice expand when it gets saturated?


Unless they're eating uncooked rice there's nothing to worry about.

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