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Old 07-17-2008, 04:44 PM
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S'il vous plaît, vous me passez le grattons?

Mississippi remains most obese state, CDC reports

ATLANTA — Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee lead the nation when it comes to obesity, a new government survey reported Thursday.
More than 30 percent of adults in each of the states tipped the scales enough to ensure the South remains the nation's fattest region.

Colorado was the least obese, with about 19 percent fitting that category in a random telephone survey last year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The 2007 findings are similar to results from the same survey the three previous years. Mississippi has had the highest obesity rate every year since 2004. But Alabama, Tennessee, West Virginia and Louisiana have also clustered near the top of the list, often so close that the difference between their rates and Mississippi's may not be statistically significant.

Why is the South so heavy? The traditional Southern diet "high in fat and fried food” may be part of the answer, said Dr. William Dietz, who heads CDC's nutrition, physical activity and obesity division.

The South also has a large concentration of rural residents and black women — two groups that tend to have higher obesity rates, he said.

Colorado, meanwhile, is a state with a reputation for exercise. It has plentiful biking and hiking trails, and an elevation that causes the body to labor a bit more, Dietz said.

Obesity is based on the body mass index, a calculation using height and weight. A 5-foot, 9-inch adult who weighs 203 pounds would have a BMI of 30, which is considered the threshold for obesity.

CDC officials believe the telephone survey of 350,000 adults offers conservative estimates of obesity rates, because it's based on what respondents said about their height and weight. Men commonly overstate their height and women often lowball their weight, health experts say. "The heavier you are, the more you underestimate your weight, probably because you don't weigh yourself as often," Dietz said.

Overall, about 26 percent of the respondents were obese, according to the study, published this week in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. A different CDC survey, a gold-standard project in which researchers actually weigh and measure survey respondents put the adult obesity rate at 34 percent in 2005 and 2006, the most recent years for which there are data.

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Old 07-17-2008, 05:00 PM
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Your article is nothing but propaganda.

Here is the truth:





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Hmm. I guess that dispels the theory that I had that about crackheads being skinny.


Had some marinated le pain from Chop's in Broussard last night on the pit. Cest bon!
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. . . Had some marinated le pain from Chop's in Broussard last night on the pit. Cest bon!

I feel your pain . . . . .
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I feel your pain . . . . .
C'mon, you know if I will eat whole fried softshell crabs chased with a bloody mary, essentially for brunch, I ain't scared of a little grilled rabbit
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Old 07-17-2008, 05:27 PM
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Oh, is that what "le pain" is? So much for the years of French classes I took.
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Oh, is that what "le pain" is? So much for the years of French classes I took.
I wrote phonetically from my wife's uncle's pronunciation, so that may not be accurate, but I meant rabbit
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rabbit=lepin

le pain = bread

I am too lazy to look up what "grattons" is....anybody?
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le pain = bread

I am too lazy to look up what "grattons" is....anybody?
fried fat (cracklins)
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puts new meaning into the phrase "he's got hops" - am i er larding it over ?
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I wrote phonetically from my wife's uncle's pronunciation, so that may not be accurate, but I meant rabbit
Lapin. "Lah-paih" wascalwy wabbit

le pain "lay peh" bwead
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With the fat people we have here in Pa., is is almost incomprehensible that there are more fat people anywhere else. As an aside,,, on our recent trip to Europe it was astounding in the fact that we saw NO fat people in France, and VERY few throughout Europe. I think that takes genetics out of it. This country has had it too good for too long and we may need to endure some hardship to get peoples attention again to make them realize that there is more to life than the government dole.
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Pete, I'm beginning to buy-in to a theory that I've heard propounded by health zealots -- high fructose corn sugar is Satan's cola. After it was brought to my attention I started reading labels, that crap is in a vast array of manufactured "foods". Fruit juices for example: Why sweeten fruit juices?

I'll bet that Americans eat more packaged, process foods than our European cousins. Anybody know?

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I'll bet that Americans eat more packaged, process foods than our European cousins. Anybody know?

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btw, Chad, the cajuns seem to refer to the crust on the outside of grilled meat or the bits in the bottom of the black pot as gratton. I've never heard of them referring to cracklins as such, but maybe Bot has.
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Bush.

btw, Chad, the cajuns seem to refer to the crust on the outside of grilled meat or the bits in the bottom of the black pot as gratton. I've never heard of them referring to cracklins as such, but maybe Bot has.
It's used both ways, I think. It could also be the blending of a subcultural difference.

When my youngest was in the hands of an elderly Cajun lady I asked her to speak only French to my kid. The lady was delighted and obliged. Her English was not too easy to understand and my French is an international embarrassment, but we enjoyed each other's company over the course of a couple of years.

She told me that she could tell where a Cajun was from by his accent and vocabulary. She said that the Cajuns were so isolated before WWII that a Cajun from Duson might never meet a Cajun from Butte La Rose or even Breaux Bridge. But her daddy traveled a lot and she often rode with him, first in a wagon and later in a truck, so she was far more worldly about Cajun linguistics.

So I could easily imagine that Gueydon Cajuns called the crisped, brown bits at the bottom of the black iron pot, "grattons" and the Cajuns in Maurice used that word for "cracklings".

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