Through The Static

August 6, 2008

If trends continue, we’ll all be fat in 40 years

Filed under: Health,Wake Up Call — disciplepete @ 10:03 pm

MSNBC:

NEW YORK – If the trends of the past three decades continue, it’s possible that every American adult could be overweight 40 years from now, a government-funded study projects.

The figure might sound alarming, or impossible, but researchers say that even if the actual rate never reaches the 100-percent mark, any upward movement is worrying; two-thirds of the population is already overweight.

“Genetically and physiologically, it should be impossible” for all U.S. adults to become overweight, said Dr. Lan Liang of the federal government’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, one of the researchers on the study.

However, she told Reuters Health, the data suggest that if the trends of the past 30 years persist, “that is the direction we’re going.”

Ahh, if only my dad could be around in 40 years to see the day when all Americans are fat…I don’t know why, but he was very amused and got a lot of laughs at the expense of fat people, maybe cuz he never saw anything like American fat folks till he came to the U.S. Well, I’ve never seen anything like American fat folks outside America either. And that’s a good thing.

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