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Old 04-03-2016, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Blighty
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The World May Have Too Much Food - Bloomberg



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The past 40 years have seen an unprecedented increase in the number of obese adults worldwide, climbing to about 640 million from 105 million in 1975. If the current trend continues, about one-fifth of adults will be obese by 2025.

The rate has more than doubled for women and tripled for men, according to a new analysis published in the Lancet. Under the present trajectory, the chance of meeting a goal set by the World Health Organization to halt the increase over the next decade is, according to the study, "virtually zero".
Not much about this is surprising, but it would be interesting to see if someone can give a novel angle to this trend aside from the usual "BMI is flawed" narrative, which most are now familiar with.
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Old 04-03-2016, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Wooster, Ohio
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Has someone asked Paul R. Ehrlich what he thinks about this?
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:42 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Too much food

Too little exercise

That'll do the trick.
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Sad penalty of civilisation. But since obesity is associated morbidities, maybe that's a natural selection?
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Old 04-03-2016, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Estonia
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Success, yay!
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Old 04-04-2016, 03:32 AM
 
Location: Blighty
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Success, yay!
Maybe for Big Pharma and the food industry.
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Old 04-10-2016, 11:07 PM
 
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Not much about this is surprising, but it would be interesting to see if someone can give a novel angle to this trend aside from the usual "BMI is flawed" narrative, which most are now familiar with.
Among a number of other factors not mentioned above:

1. The shift from a fat-heavy to a more insulinemic carbohydrate-heavy diet composition.
2. Widespread adoption of glutamatergic flavor enhancers in the food industry.
3. "Fat acceptance": Political moves against the medical establishment to make overweight female body images culturally acceptable.
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Old 04-10-2016, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Europe
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Many people have been hungry at past, eating is in genes, let them eat... They say food industry put stuff into foods which makes people fat. They use what ever things there and are processing foods.. Also there is addicting sets which make people addicted to foods. So it is not just people and their choises to blame.

Anyways there is still hunger at first countries too because income differences are too huge and living costs are too expensive on those who has low incomes or they are living by minime benefits.

Many reasons, not just lazyness and potato chips.
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Isn't that a good thing?

At least there are less people starving.
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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It's really surprising for me that obesity is more common in women than in men.
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