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Old 09-09-2018, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Surprised, I thought Mexico was highest for Latin America. Looks like Panama now has the top spot...not only that but 5th in the world....67.4% are overweight.

For those that have been to Panama recently, does it seem like it? About on par with the United States...which is 6th in the world at 66.9% overweight.
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Old 09-10-2018, 09:20 AM
 
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Hmmm. I'm still pretty sure Mexico has the highest rate.
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Old 09-10-2018, 09:41 AM
 
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Mexico has the highest obesity rate in the world - not just in Latin America.
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Old 09-10-2018, 09:47 AM
 
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Mexican has the highest obesity rate in the world - not just in Latin America.

Because of NAFTA.
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:05 AM
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Because of NAFTA.
All this time I thought it had to do with people love to eat, improving economic situation gives them the ability live a sedentary lower middle/middle class lifestyle, and they hate going to the gym.

When you eat a lot, live a comfortable life, and don't exercise; there's only one direction the waist will go.
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Old 09-10-2018, 11:01 AM
 
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All this time I thought it had to do with people love to eat, improving economic situation gives them the ability live a sedentary lower middle/middle class lifestyle, and they hate going to the gym.



Mexicans used to be normal before the implementation of NAFTA, after NAFTA the obese level drastically increased.



"The United States' increasing presence in the Mexican food system, with the increase in exports of corn, soybeans, sugar, snack foods, and meat products, has contributed to altering the food system from agricultural to industrial.[20][21] NAFTA trade policies and market liberalization have transformed the food system in Mexico to one that is dominated by the intake of processed foods, sugar, salt, meat, and fat.[22] This shift has, in turn, led to detrimental health consequences - diseases of urbanization including obesity and other nutrition-related NCDs.[23]"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effect...AFTA_on_Mexico


It's no coincidence that Mexico and the US are both the world's fattest nations.
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Old 09-10-2018, 07:36 PM
 
Location: IN MY BED
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All this time I thought it had to do with people love to eat, improving economic situation gives them the ability live a sedentary lower middle/middle class lifestyle, and they hate going to the gym.

When you eat a lot, live a comfortable life, and don't exercise; there's only one direction the waist will go.
Damn, I am guilty. I accept it.
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:38 PM
 
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Some Obesity maps...https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/a...prise-you.html

Panama might be catching up to Mexico! When you think about it, all of the processed American foods is inundating the country of Panama...it wouldn't be completely off.
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:52 PM
 
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Some Obesity maps...https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/a...prise-you.html

Panama might be catching up to Mexico! When you think about it, all of the processed American foods is inundating the country of Panama...it wouldn't be completely off.
American processed food is not inundating Panama, it is inundated already.
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:42 PM
 
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Mexico has the highest obesity rate in the world - not just in Latin America.



mexicans might be overwaight but americans are morbid obese.
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