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Old 10-18-2008, 11:12 AM
Location: Ten Sleep
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Old 10-18-2008, 11:22 AM
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This is no information or discussion, just racism. Can we close it?

Where's the "real CAUSE"?

Google obesity reats by state for white people, and these same states are tops in those as well.
Old 10-18-2008, 02:21 PM
Location: Ten Sleep
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Originally Posted by Chicago60614 View Post
This is no information or discussion, just racism. Can we close it?

Where's the "real CAUSE"?

Google obesity reats by state for white people, and these same states are tops in those as well.
the correlation is clear...
Old 10-18-2008, 04:22 PM
Location: Orange, California
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Originally Posted by moose1234 View Post
the correlation is clear...
Not as clear as you think, Moose. Take a look at your top chart and notice that the spread is pretty thin between primarily "white" states (such as Oregon at 25% and Idaho at just under 25%) and states with a much larger african-american population (such as Georgia at just over 27% and Alabama at just over 28%). What that means is that obesity is a NATIONAL problem that does not distinguish between race or gender.

I think you will find that a stronger correlation exists for obese people who live in poverty. Among the nations poor, whether they live in Alaska or South Carolina, there is simply not enough emphasis on exercise and healthy eating. It also does not help that the cheap food options offered up in many of these poor neighborhoods are McDonalds, Taco Bell, Wendy's, KFC, etc. I think the obesity problem in this country is starting to garner national attention. I just hope Congress decides to pass a law to allow me to deduct taxes on my gym membership soon!!!
Old 10-18-2008, 04:39 PM
Location: moving again
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Yea, Look at West Virginia in Both Maps. You're hypothesis isn't right
Old 10-18-2008, 05:25 PM
Location: West Michigan
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Oh great another racist. Go clan up with Scraper Enthusist, you two are just alike.
Old 10-18-2008, 05:27 PM
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Obesity by state is fairly meaningless data...

Would argue causes of obesity are largely socio-economic...

Most humans can't resist cheap calories; are too lazy to cook; and/or can't choose healthier grub....so choices are in form of large portion sizes, fatty/salty/sweet unhealthy foods, etc etc....our food/restaurant/soft drink cos. are forced by their shareholders (a bunch of evil mutual funds, pension funds, etc owned by Joe 6-Pack) to keep increasing profits every quarter, so they need to convince dumb consumers to keep buying their stuff in larger quantities every day....simple formula, no???...

BTW, high school physics would indicate far more leverage exists in controlling caloric intake, rather than wasting hours burning a few calories w/some overpriced, silly workout....

Interestingly, rates of obesity among smart, affluent guys (and hot, young chicks) anywhere are rather low...even though they can easily afford quite a bit of fast food/soft drinks/salty&fatty snacks....or fatty dinners at some fancy French restaurant in NYC or some other elitist town....hmmm....Darwinian selection, perhaps???
Old 10-18-2008, 06:28 PM
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First of all, that is a correlation., not a cause. I happen to live in one of the most obese states in the USA:Georgia. There might be a correlation, but living in GA long enough has taught me something: The diet in the South is the cause. A diet full of grease and cholesterol is the cause. Fried chicken and fried fast food. Oh sure, I see black people eating this stuff. I also see white people eating it too. The result, I see black people and white people alike who are obese, and alot of people too.
Old 10-19-2008, 03:20 PM
Location: Sarasota Florida
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IMHO..... it has nothing to do with the color of one's skin, the social class they belong to, or how much money they have or their level of education; IMHO it is simply a personal choice ........ to eat the chocolate cheesecake/t-bone steak/anything & everything - OR -

to choose the healthy alternative.

IMHO the real cause of obesity in America is ..... they just don't care. It takes effort to educate oneself in health and nutrition. It takes effort to read labels. It takes effort to prepare healthy food. It takes effort to make a choice! Ya gotta wanna and they don't wanna !

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Old 10-19-2008, 03:22 PM
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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I went to city-data and Stormfront broke out...
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