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    Default WTF? 26.5% of U.S. Population Is Obese


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    I honestly would have thought it was higher than that.

    The UK is pretty bad too.

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    Well the whole thing is kind of retarded. Im considered obese based on my health screening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyk View Post
    Well the whole thing is kind of retarded. Im considered obese based on my health screening.
    Shut it lard ass!


    Hah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giles View Post
    I honestly would have thought it was higher than that.
    This!!
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    I also am surprised it's less than 30%.
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    "The study defined obese as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher and overweight as a BMI from 25 to 29."

    It's based on a BMI scale and it's only accurate for sedentary people.
    It does not take into consideration muscle mass to body weight percentage.

    According to a BMI a 5'9 205 bodybuilder having 4% bf would be obese.

    https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/edu...MI/bmicalc.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giles View Post
    I honestly would have thought it was higher than that.

    The UK is pretty bad too.
    i think its higher than this. Aren't there 30 million diabetics or pre-diabetics? As you say, things aren't mich better in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyk View Post
    Well the whole thing is kind of retarded. Im considered obese based on my health screening.
    Time to cut out the fast food

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daibhí O'Buadain View Post
    "The study defined obese as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher and overweight as a BMI from 25 to 29."

    It's based on a BMI scale and it's only accurate for sedentary people.
    It does not take into consideration muscle mass to body weight percentage.

    According to a BMI a 5'9 205 bodybuilder having 4% bf would be obese.

    https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/edu...MI/bmicalc.htm
    It doesn't really change the results... What percentage of people do you think are walking around with enough muscle to be considered obese even though they are lean? When ever this comes up in fitness communities everyone points out that their BMI is obese, congratulations but how many guys at 5'10 220lb and lean are walking around?

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    Ok so who wrote the article? I don't see a credit anywhere, but see qoutes from other articles. WTF in an article title is little bit unprofessional lmao. Lots of factors go into this including the cost of healthy food. I bought a pound of organic cherries the other day and they were $13.99 . I'm in Michigan not Los Angeles and if your trying to raise kids or even feed yourself in a healthy manor it's very expensive now. Think that's why were seeing child obesity increase along with lots of other factors

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    Do you think being 5'10 and 260 is good wether it's fat or muscle. I'm sure different risks with each, but won't think your heart would know the difference?

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    And yet as a nation we are phasing out physical education. Fast food is the opiate of the masses

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    Looking around people are either in good shape or way out of shape! I tell my kids healthcare starts with you and taking care of yourself as we will be paying the medical bills for very preventable problems!

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    as Jeffsygo pointed out, being 250ish at 175cm fat or jacked does not really matter, both have thier increased health risks. Bodybulders at a pro level is far from healthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffsygo View Post
    Ok so who wrote the article? I don't see a credit anywhere, but see qoutes from other articles. WTF in an article title is little bit unprofessional lmao. Lots of factors go into this including the cost of healthy food. I bought a pound of organic cherries the other day and they were $13.99 . I'm in Michigan not Los Angeles and if your trying to raise kids or even feed yourself in a healthy manor it's very expensive now. Think that's why were seeing child obesity increase along with lots of other factors
    Obesity and associated problems is not so much about eating organic and natural food, but simply eliminate that which does not resemble an animal or a plant. Only with that, you have won 90% of the battle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beti ona View Post
    Obesity and associated problems is not so much about eating organic and natural food, but simply eliminate that which does not resemble an animal or a plant. Only with that, you have won 90% of the battle.
    It's about what you put into your mouth vs what you do with that amount of cal, it's simple.

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