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Old 03-12-2012, 10:14 PM
 
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Very surprising stats, I don't believe they are accurate to be honest. Lebanese people are extremely attractive. When I went to Beirut, I can honestly say 3/4 of the women were VERY attractive, I mean gorgeous. I'm talking about women aged 19-40... finding an obese woman was very hard. Although I did notice the older generations, aged 40+ weren't as fit as the younger ones. Maybe because Lebanon has become a lot more westernized in the last couple decades, they care more about their physiques than before.

BUT, the men on the other hand were mostly bigger. It was very weird, it was normal to see beautiful gorgeous women with slightly obese guys. Still though, obesity wasn't even close to being as evident as it is in the USA.

Lebanese people seem to have great genetics though, especially the women and some men. When they're somewhat attractive (which was the norm in Beirut when I was there), they are actually stunning.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I'm pretty sure 90% of those 6'0" tall and 187 lb in the US are everything BUT athletes.
99% are not athletes, and I didn't say they were. But most 6'0" athletes are over 187. Yankee second baseman Robinson Cano is 6'0", and is "overweight" by 18 pounds, at 205, which is typical for an athlete.

http://www.hardballtimes.com/images/...inson_Cano.jpg
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I thought that Samoans are the fattiest people in the world ( something like 94%?)

All those statistics are different and not even close in results...

Just look at this:
http://www.infoplease.com/world/statistics/obesity.html
http://top-10-list.org/2011/09/18/to...t-populations/
http://www.activebodi.com/2011/04/06...-in-the-world/
http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/he...health-obesity
http://obesity.procon.org/view.resou...ourceID=004371
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:42 PM
 
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I thought that Samoans are the fattiest people in the world ( something like 94%?)

All those statistics are different and not even close in results...
I noticed that as well. Most everywhere else I've read, it's always the Pacific Islanders.

It's as if they excluded them entirely from this list.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:56 PM
 
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99% are not athletes, and I didn't say they were. But most 6'0" athletes are over 187. Yankee second baseman Robinson Cano is 6'0", and is "overweight" by 18 pounds, at 205, which is typical for an athlete.

http://www.hardballtimes.com/images/...inson_Cano.jpg
Even athletes weight vary depends of discipline. Compare runners to weight lifters, or rugby players to soccer players, etc.
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:18 AM
 
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Maybe they count it different. Here in UK doctors want to lower the threshold for Asian People (thats Pakistanis and Indians etc in UK, not chinese)

BBC NEWS | Health | 'Lower' Asian obesity threshold

Certainly there seems a gender issue more than anything though. I see lots of skinny men and fat women of black and asian extraction. It does seem to be increasing in white women too though. Another thing i blame feminism for, telling women its their right or even obligation to have men sized portions (despite basic biology meaning this is not a good idea, even govt calorie guidelines tell you that)

What's happened to our bodies? Women's figures have been transformed in the past 60 years... with huge implications for our health | Mail Online

I think the fattest parts of Europe are oddly enough Scotland in the far north and Malta in the far south. I guess in Scotlands case the weather is not generally conducive to outdoor activity, and Malta isnt very big so not many places to walk/cycle/whatever.
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:30 AM
 
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I think the fattest parts of Europe are oddly enough Scotland in the far north and Malta in the far south. I guess in Scotlands case the weather is not generally conducive to outdoor activity, and Malta isnt very big so not many places to walk/cycle/whatever.
Which is interesting, as the highest obesity in the U.S. is the Deep South where most of the Scots settled.

Once in Las Vegas, I saw fried oreos and fried twinkies. It shocked me to the core. As I told many friends, Americans and others, a friend from SOUTH CAROLINA told me that he's seen down south they fry twinkies and oreos and such. Than I had another friend from Scotland, who said that she has seen that in Scotland as well?!?
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:37 AM
 
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That's the real reason why the women go around dressed like the Grim Reaper, to cover up their rolls of fat, lol. Who could blame them, what else can they enjoy doing?

Russian tourists, middle aged ones, all of them seem to be overweight or obese, especially the women.
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:40 AM
 
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Maybe they count it different. Here in UK doctors want to lower the threshold for Asian People (thats Pakistanis and Indians etc in UK, not chinese)

BBC NEWS | Health | 'Lower' Asian obesity threshold

Certainly there seems a gender issue more than anything though. I see lots of skinny men and fat women of black and asian extraction. It does seem to be increasing in white women too though. Another thing i blame feminism for, telling women its their right or even obligation to have men sized portions (despite basic biology meaning this is not a good idea, even govt calorie guidelines tell you that)

What's happened to our bodies? Women's figures have been transformed in the past 60 years... with huge implications for our health | Mail Online

I think the fattest parts of Europe are oddly enough Scotland in the far north and Malta in the far south. I guess in Scotlands case the weather is not generally conducive to outdoor activity, and Malta isnt very big so not many places to walk/cycle/whatever.

I remember Greece was at one time the fattest nation in the world. I'd definitely include Russia, from what I've personally observed.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:32 AM
 
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I remember Greece was at one time the fattest nation in the world. I'd definitely include Russia, from what I've personally observed.
lol man, when I was in Moscow/St. Pete they were all so goddamn skinny. The men and the women. I think you have to go to asia to get skinnier...
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