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Old 03-09-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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Well... I'm Brazilian, I live in Brazil, and I don't see so much fat people here. At least not in the Northeast... Maybe in Sao Paulo...

But it's true that many Brazilians are replacing the traditional "rice and beans" (a very complete and healthy dish) by the American fast food, cheeseburgers and fries..
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Miami / Florida / U.S.A.
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Brazil's obesity rate could match US by 2022 - Telegraph

It isn't quite there yet, but according to the article, 46.6% are currently overweight, and 13.9% are clinically obese (1 in 7).

Not exactly the image I have of Brazil, must be changing quite a bit. (I was living there in 1997-1998), and I don't recall that being an issue. Actually I don't even recall seeing all that many fastfood restaurants either.

Anyone in Brazil long-term (I know we have a few regular posters here), or anyone had been there years ago and went again recently. Notice much of a change? 2022 is still aways away as well, who knows where the U.S. obesity levels might be at that time, so still might not match U.S. levels, but certainly at some bad levels if it matches where the U.S. is today.
That will never happen.

U.S. cities are built for cars. People drive, get fat.
Brazilian cities are buit for people. People walk, burn fat.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Wow, Brazil ? I know China becomes obese too.
About the US I can the reverse : lower obesity rate in 2020, it already stagnates
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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You mean Americans are at risk of not being the fattest people in the world anymore? I have no doubt we will find a way to continue to be #1.

The obesity rate in Mexico is lower than it is in the USA. We would be solidly at the top of the list, if it were not for all those illegal aliens slimming down our average.
Americans are not the fattest people in the world. There are more overweight Australians, on average, than Americans. This according to what I heard on KNX 1070 news radio.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:08 PM
 
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Americans are not the fattest people in the world. There are more overweight Australians, on average, than Americans. This according to what I heard on KNX 1070 news radio.

I heard that about the fatty arbuckles down under too. I never imagined. I always thought they would be in good shape.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:12 PM
 
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That will never happen.

U.S. cities are built for cars. People drive, get fat.
Brazilian cities are buit for people. People walk, burn fat.
Many Brazilian cities are now trying to develope in the US stripmall, drive everywhere, standard. Although I have my doubts whether it will ever reach the level of the US it is certainly becoming more predominant.
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I heard that about the fatty arbuckles down under too. I never imagined. I always thought they would be in good shape.
I guess you never can tell. I was surprised, too.
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta
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I was there a couple of years ago and currently have family living in Brazil and I don't really remember seeing many fat people at all. I don't see how this could be correct.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:18 AM
 
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Americans are not the fattest people in the world. There are more overweight Australians, on average, than Americans. This according to what I heard on KNX 1070 news radio.
True and I can vouch for that in person. The "great outdoors" in Australia is pretty hostile to a lot of outdoor activities, so compared to the USA, there isn't much of a fitness craze going there or a desire to do many activities that require expending physical energy.

Yes in Australia, there are some very fit beach people who surf and swim, but by and large, they are a "lazy" culture. I have personally known at least a 1000 Australians and they consume large amounts of sugar, fried foods and beer.
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Actually, Im in Mexico right now (Merida, Yucatan), and it is very rare to see a woman over 20 - 25 WITHOUT at least something of a gut. Pictures posted to Facebook by my middle-class friends in Tabasco state (one of the poorer states, by the way) show an even chubbier populace. Men are slimmer than in the U.S., but women, especially young women, seem to have a considerably higher rate of overweight (at least when compared to white American women).
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