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Old 09-05-2017, 03:38 PM
 
Location: WI
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https://stateofobesity.org/ Very interesting information.

- nearly 40% of American adults are obese or overweight. And collectively, they will add some $150 billion to the cost of health care, and billions more in lost productivity.

- In 2016, adult obesity rates decreased in KS and increased in 4 states (#CO, #MN, #WA, #WV); stable elsewhere

Highest Adult Obesity Rates (2016)

Rank Rate
1 West Virginia 37.7%
2 Mississippi 37.3%
3 Alabama 35.7%
3 Arkansas 35.7%
5 Louisiana 35.5%
6 Tennessee 34.8%
7 Kentucky 34.2%
8 Texas 33.7%
9 Oklahoma 32.8%
10 Indiana 32.5%

Lowest Adult Obesity Rates (2016)

Rank State Rate
51 Colorado 22.3%
50 District of Columbia 22.6%
49 Massachusetts 23.6%
48 Hawaii 23.8%
47 California 25.0%
46 Utah 25.4%
44 New York 25.5%
44 Montana 25.5%
43 Nevada 25.8%
42 Connecticut 26.0%

Highest Adult Diabetes Rates (2016)

Rank State Rate
1 West Virginia 15.0%
2 Alabama 14.6%
3 Mississippi 13.6%
4 Arkansas 13.5%
5 Kentucky 13.1%
6 South Carolina 13.0%
7 Tennessee 12.7%
8 Georgia 12.1%
8 Louisiana 12.1%
10 Oklahoma 12.0%
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Old 09-06-2017, 06:58 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Couldn't be clearer that there is a huge correlation between poverty and obesity. Many poor states on the fattest list, many more affluent states on among the skinniest.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Everyone really needs to watch the documentary Forks Over Knives.

https://www.amazon.com/Forks-Over-Kn.../dp/1615190457

Watch a move from earlier years, and you can see how slim everyone was before eating so much animal products compared to starch and vegetables. I just watched an old Tom Selleck movie tonight from 1979, and it was amazing how everyone in the movie, including the extras, were all slim. Heck, even the "fat" people back then were slim compared to now. And the movie was based in Nashville.

I used to live in Nashville and it was a kind of joke about how most people who went to Opryland were morbidly obese. It wasn't always that way.

We all need to back off from so much animal meat and products, and oil even from plants. It's causing all of our health problems.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:55 PM
 
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The usual suspects. Southern poor red states performing the worst. These lists are all the same whether it's obesity or education attainment etc... people from WV and TN will tout their beautiful topography within the Appalachian range but........?

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Old 09-06-2017, 08:09 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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Couldn't be clearer that there is a huge correlation between poverty and obesity. Many poor states on the fattest list, many more affluent states on among the skinniest.
I'm assuming you mean "poor" as in personal wealth? California is one of the brokest states in the US (government wise, etc...) just for the record
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:12 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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Everyone really needs to watch the documentary Forks Over Knives.

https://www.amazon.com/Forks-Over-Kn.../dp/1615190457

Watch a move from earlier years, and you can see how slim everyone was before eating so much animal products compared to starch and vegetables. I just watched an old Tom Selleck movie tonight from 1979, and it was amazing how everyone in the movie, including the extras, were all slim. Heck, even the "fat" people back then were slim compared to now. And the movie was based in Nashville.

I used to live in Nashville and it was a kind of joke about how most people who went to Opryland were morbidly obese. It wasn't always that way.

We all need to back off from so much animal meat and products, and oil even from plants. It's causing all of our health problems.
Meat isn't the issue, it's how you eat the meat. Fried fish, chicken, etc...is obviously terrible for you, but that's not the meat that's the issue, it's the crap added on.

Nobody needs to be "vegan" to be healthy. Rabbit food isn't a meal. In fact meat plays a major role in being "fit" when it comes to building muscle
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:16 PM
 
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Forks Over Knives has been largely discredited because it relies on the China Study which is largely discredited.

Meat isn't necessarily a problem. Grains and sugars - yes.
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:17 PM
 
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I'm assuming you mean "poor" as in personal wealth? California is one of the brokest states in the US (government wise, etc...) just for the record
Wrong.. when it comes to "personal wealth"

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List...ates_by_income
https://www.google.com/amp/m.huffpos...a361d99639/amp
https://www.google.com/amp/247wallst...-states-4/amp/
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:19 PM
 
Location: IN
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It's called avoid all wheat and high fructose corn syrup. Weight is much easier to manage, but it takes discipline and reading lots of labels.
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Meat isn't the issue, it's how you eat the meat. Fried fish, chicken, etc...is obviously terrible for you, but that's not the meat that's the issue, it's the crap added on.

Nobody needs to be "vegan" to be healthy. Rabbit food isn't a meal. In fact meat plays a major role in being "fit" when it comes to building muscle
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Forks Over Knives has been largely discredited because it relies on the China Study which is largely discredited.

Meat isn't necessarily a problem. Grains and sugars - yes.
Disagree completely.

Eat meat and you will have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and all of the problems that go with that.

The China study was not baloney. It was requested by a former emperor of China who was dying of cancer. he requested that the entire population be researched to find out how to cure cancer. The only areas in China at that time that had cancer, were the areas where they ate meat. And as they were all Chinese, genetics were not a factor.

According to the research, if meat is only 5% or less of your calories, you should be fine. But, who does that?

Plus, the studies have shown that any oil, even if it's plant based oil like olive oil or coconut oil, causes high cholesterol and heart disease.

This includes dairy, cheese, eggs.

Defend it all you want. To your death :-)
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