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Old 04-27-2016, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Canada
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It's really surprising for me that obesity is more common in women than in men.
It shouldn't be, women are confined more or less to the home in many cultures, while men participate in the workforce doing more physically demanding tasks. Moreover, pregnancy has never been the friend of staying fit and slim. In Kuwait, a prosperous country with typically strict Arab gender roles, about 50% of women are obese compared to 35% of men. In Canada, however, a country with more gender equality both genders have a very similar level of obesity, with men actually being more likely to be obese then women, the men being slightly over 25% obese and the women slightly under. 25%.
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Old 04-28-2016, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Hamburg, Deutschland
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It's really surprising for me that obesity is more common in women than in men.
Greater numbers of men work a physically demanding job, and it seems men are simply more interested in exercise and physical exertion.
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:07 AM
 
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Here is the question. WHERE are the obese? I would imagine the USA would have alot of obese individuals as oppose to underweight.
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Old 04-29-2016, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Here is the question. WHERE are the obese? I would imagine the USA would have alot of obese individuals as oppose to underweight.
That's the thing, it's increasing in alot of places that it used to be extremely uncommon, like rural China and India, that's the real source of the difference. The US has long had obesity because it's been prosperous and has had sophisticated food processing industries for a long time, but now alot of the rest of the world is catching up. At the same time, a far smaller proportion of the global population is living in extreme poverty today then in decades past, there's been enormous progress that has resulted in less underweight people.
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