“I am deeply concerned that the United States is the fattest society in the world and likely to be the fattest in the history of the world,” said Hennekens. “Unfortunately, most people prefer prescription of pills to proscription of harmful lifestyles."

By Avera Latest Reply 2009-03-20 08:53:21 -0500
Started 2009-03-19 23:30:31 -0500

Well, once again the United States is on the hot seat. I just read an article posted in our "News & Articles" section that have us protrayed as the ultimate bad guys.

This time we are expected to:

“The export of our diet and lifestyle, together with tobacco, to developing countries will result in cardiovascular disease emerging as the leading killer in the world.”

This is a thought provoking article. It does give us a way to save ourselves. I just wish that the good old USA would not always be depicted as causing everyone else's problems.

Maybe some of you could read the article and tell me what you think. This is the title of the article:

**BMI and Increased Death Rates: Hazards Comparable to Smoking**

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lipsie 2009-03-20 08:53:21 -0500 Report

I dunno what to say really cuz it is true really but I don't like how it was worded I guess, but that's life, I deal with that all the time. Sheila

lipsie 2009-03-20 08:15:07 -0500 Report

Ack! Sheila = slow sometimes, lol I dunno where to go to read this article, I have went here n there but so lost…Please help! lol Thank Sheila

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LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-03-19 23:57:20 -0500 Report

Just read the article, Donna, and I have to agree with the overall theme -that we are a society of increasingly overweight individuals, etc. I cannot, of course, vouch for the validity of the facts and figures they're reporting. Like you, I'm not so pleased at their comments about the U.S., but can't say with any certainty that they're not right.

I think we would all agree that we are a country of fast food & eating out, but so are other countries. Not sure that is the fault of the U.S.

I feel that far too many of us live sedatery lifestyles in front of the TV, etc. It doesn't take long while out in public places to see what a nation of overweight people we are. Not all is due to overeating or poor eating habits, of course, but too much is, I'm afraid.

All of this, of course, leads to increased poor health and drastically rising health costs. People really to stop and consider what they are doing to themselves, their children and future generations.

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