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Old 09-17-2014, 01:34 PM
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US Waistlines Continue to Gain

U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Leading the Way

The average waist size ballooned more than an inch -- from 37.6 inches to 38.8 inches -- between 1999 and 2012, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers found.

One of the few metrics where I am happy to be well below average.
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I heard that Dumberican fatness has plateaued in the last few years. Wonder if the study controls for age and ethnic factors.

This being said:
* White-collar slave hours combined with long commutes by car can't be helping any. Time was that 40 hr per week meant 45 hr, not 50 or 55, with additional time spent answering email at home.
* People being priced out of neighborhoods that aren't utter pestholes, and thus having to commute 2 hr/day, gorging their yap-holes with fast-food on the way. Self-driving cars will likely worsen this...
* Chemicals in food, read up on obesogens.
* Of course, kids can't play outside or walk to school. It's sooooo daaaaaaangerous. Never mind that crime was much higher 20-30 years ago.
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Carbs are cheap and plentiful, fat and protein are expensive. Go figure.
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Carbs are cheap and plentiful, fat and protein are expensive. Go figure.
Ever seen a 50s cookbook? They use much more fat (lard and mayo) than we do now. The problem is portion size and habits.
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Ever seen a 50s cookbook? They use much more fat (lard and mayo) than we do now. The problem is portion size and habits.
The problem is carbs. They are physically addictive, cheap to produce and plentiful. Most of that large portion size is made up of carbs. Try over over eating fat and protein, its damn near impossible and very expensive. Cut out the carbs and you lose the weight.

Oh and besizes waste line, take look at the prevalence of cardio vascular disease, diabetes and alzheimers. Its all results from the over consumption of carbohydrates. Slow carbs, "whole grains", starches and even fruit is all the same bull **** when it hits your blood stream.
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I'm getting closer to average! Although average is coming to me rather than me going to it...
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Artificial sweeteners may exacerbate, rather than prevent, metabolic disorders such as Type 2 diabetes, a study suggests.

It could be that artificial sweeteners lead to an expansion of bacterial species that extract energy from food that often gets stored as fat, contributing to obesity, Nagler said. It's also possible the sweeteners could suppress the growth of other bacteria that seem to stave off insulin resistance, she said.

Artificial sweeteners linked to obesity epidemic, scientists say - Health - CBC News

I'm well below average with a 32" waist that hasn't changed since my mid 20s. I avoid chemicals in food, including artificial anything.
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We eat different food then they did in fifties, while still consuming almost the same calories a day. We eat and drink a lot of stuff witch the body has no clue with what to do with. Obesity rates went up when corn syrup was introduced in our food supply and there is a second spike in the eighties when light and diet products became popular.
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U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Leading the Way

The average waist size ballooned more than an inch -- from 37.6 inches to 38.8 inches -- between 1999 and 2012, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers found.

One of the few metrics where I am happy to be well below average.
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We eat different food then they did in fifties, while still consuming almost the same calories a day. We eat and drink a lot of stuff witch the body has no clue with what to do with. Obesity rates went up when corn syrup was introduced in our food supply and there is a second spike in the eighties when light and diet products became popular.
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We eat different food then they did in fifties, while still consuming almost the same calories a day. We eat and drink a lot of stuff witch the body has no clue with what to do with. Obesity rates went up when corn syrup was introduced in our food supply and there is a second spike in the eighties when light and diet products became popular.
What I eat is pretty much the same kinds of food I ate in the fifties. I purposefully avoid a lot of what passes for 'food' these days, it's too contaminated with who knows what.

Yes, people in general "eat and drink a lot of stuff witch the body has no clue with what to do with". It causes cancer and other debilitating diseases.

The smart ones who avoid the chemical crap and processed 'food', are also generally thinner and more fit than the corn sugar addicts.
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I have that Senior Citizen Gut; lucky I am over 6 feet tall. But, that being said I My area that is predominantly Hispanic with Asian, Black and some Whites.

From observation I my local area I can say it is the Hispanic and Blacks that have large number of what I call overweight Adults and Kids.
The Asian and Whites tend to be skinner.
Don't know if the issue is Cultural, Ethnic or Economic but they are wagging the Statistics in my area.
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I have that Senor Citizen Gut; lucky I am over 6 feet tall. But, that being said I My area that is predominantly Hespanic with Asian, Black and some Whites.

From observation I my local area I can say it is the Hespanic and Blacks that have large number of what I call overweight Adults and Kids.
The Asian and Whites tend to be skinner.
Don't know if the issue is Cultural, Ethinic or Economic but they are wagging the Statistics in my area.
If by Hispanic you mean, yes.

McDonalds is cheap and that's what the crack moms feed those kids 3x a day (maybe 2x if you take out school lunch on the week days).
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