U.S. Obesity Rate to Hit 42% by 2050

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#1 Posted by gamerguru100 (10461 posts) -

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Apparently, if current trends continue, the obesity rate won't level off until it hits 42% of the adult population by mid-century.

Discuss.

Also, inb4 the America haters

#2 Posted by GazaAli (22492 posts) -
Still most attractive people though so no worries.
#3 Posted by gamerguru100 (10461 posts) -
Still most attractive people though so no worries.GazaAli
LOL, technically attractiveness is subjective, but thanks. :P
#4 Posted by sexyweapons (5302 posts) -

Still most attractive people though so no worries.GazaAli

:lol:

#5 Posted by call_of_duty_10 (4954 posts) -

Still better than current obesity rate of micronesia.

#6 Posted by MistressMinako (45920 posts) -
Funny enough, I was talking to someone on Steam a few minutes ago about how a cupcake wasn't big enough and I wanted a cupcake the size of a cake. I guess I am not helping. :P But I don't believe the whole if you hang out with obese people you will magically become obese too like the article states.
#7 Posted by hippiesanta (9767 posts) -
#8 Posted by Rich3232 (2754 posts) -
[QUOTE="MistressMinako"]Funny enough, I was talking to someone on Steam a few minutes ago about how a cupcake wasn't big enough and I wanted a cupcake the size of a cake. I guess I am not helping. :P But I don't believe the whole if you hang out with obese people you will magically become obese too like the article states.

We are social animals. If we see more and more people getting obese, we begin to think that is the "norm" It doesn't say that we WILL become obese by hanging around obese people; just that we have a higher chance.
#9 Posted by Horgen (110016 posts) -
[QUOTE="MistressMinako"] But I don't believe the whole if you hang out with obese people you will magically become obese too like the article states.

Chances are more food is present and right infront of you during different activities with obese friends, while less is present if most of your friends are thinner and perhaps even placed differently so that you are eating less because of that as well. Also there might be a difference in activities that you do.
#10 Posted by Rich3232 (2754 posts) -
And this is disturbing news to say the least. In fact, i think the number of deaths related to obesity will soon/have already surpassed the deaths related to tobacco per year.
#11 Posted by Bane_09 (3394 posts) -

2050? I thought it would be way sooner

#12 Posted by Darkman2007 (17929 posts) -

so plumbing might be a problem?

funny how not that long ago , being overweight was seen as a good thing.

#13 Posted by Horgen (110016 posts) -

so plumbing might be a problem?

funny how not that long ago , being overweight was seen as a good thing.

Darkman2007
When the normal thing is not having enough food, having enough to get overweight certainly says you are rich.
#14 Posted by Darkman2007 (17929 posts) -
[QUOTE="Darkman2007"]

so plumbing might be a problem?

funny how not that long ago , being overweight was seen as a good thing.

horgen123
When the normal thing is not having enough food, having enough to get overweight certainly says you are rich.

still , for some reason , the obesity rate in the US is higher than in other developed countries www.oecd.org/health/49716427.pdf so whats different? its not as though people are starving in other developed countries (in fact in some of these places, the overall HDI is higher)
#15 Posted by themajormayor (25675 posts) -
42% overweight alone is pretty terrible.
#16 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150066 posts) -
The rate has slowed according to studies....not sure where that info came from...
#17 Posted by Lonelynight (30039 posts) -
as long as there are young skinny girls for me to masturbate to, I don't really care.
#18 Posted by themajormayor (25675 posts) -
The rate has slowed according to studies....not sure where that info came from...LJS9502_basic
Do you mean that the growth rate has slowed or that the rate decreased?
#19 Posted by Rich3232 (2754 posts) -
The rate has slowed according to studies....not sure where that info came from...LJS9502_basic
Didn't read the article, did you?
#20 Posted by sonicare (53448 posts) -

The whole world is getting faster. We just do it quicker. Lol. World obestity rates are starting to get alarming.

#21 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150066 posts) -
[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]The rate has slowed according to studies....not sure where that info came from...Rich3232
Didn't read the article, did you?

Huff Post? No.
#22 Posted by Angie7F (1120 posts) -

I can understand why some people choose to go vegan or vegetarian.

#23 Posted by GTA_dude (18348 posts) -
Well, I get it, and I dont. I understand because the way things are when you get older. With work, kids, stress and just life, you become too busy to be able to make yourself a healthy meal everyday and have enough time to exercise. Making fast food seem like a good cheap idea. I'm alittle guilty of this too, with my schedule its hard to always eat healthy...but then again some days its hard to even eat at all. But on the other side, there just has to be some point when someone will look at themselves and wonder, What happened? Making them want to try and turn things around before they have the chance to get worse. Then think more about eating healthier and maybe go for a run around the block atleast once or twice a week. I'm a busy guy, from work, school and life, but I've still found a way to make it to the gym atleast once or twice a week, every week, for the past 5 1/2 years...but then again, I'm single and have no children...
#24 Posted by BossPerson (9432 posts) -
[QUOTE="horgen123"][QUOTE="Darkman2007"]

so plumbing might be a problem?

funny how not that long ago , being overweight was seen as a good thing.

Darkman2007
When the normal thing is not having enough food, having enough to get overweight certainly says you are rich.

still , for some reason , the obesity rate in the US is higher than in other developed countries www.oecd.org/health/49716427.pdf so whats different? its not as though people are starving in other developed countries (in fact in some of these places, the overall HDI is higher)

well its mainly among lower income people in the US, thus they eat fast food much more often and dont have many opportunities to exercise.
#25 Posted by BossPerson (9432 posts) -
[QUOTE="Rich3232"][QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]The rate has slowed according to studies....not sure where that info came from...LJS9502_basic
Didn't read the article, did you?

Huff Post? No.

they're just citing researchers at harvard. This isnt a study they did themselves.
#26 Posted by sexyweapons (5302 posts) -

World obestity rates are starting to get alarming.

sonicare

Even us Brits are starting to pile on the pounds.

#27 Posted by DroidPhysX (17088 posts) -
and that bastard Michael Bloomberg wanted to restrict our right to gain weight in NY.
#28 Posted by lloveLamp (2890 posts) -
#29 Posted by Storm_Marine (10767 posts) -

[QUOTE="sonicare"]

World obestity rates are starting to get alarming.

sexyweapons

Even us Brits are starting to pile on the pounds.

ha, hahahahhaa.

#30 Posted by EatShanna (875 posts) -
Reading about fat people while eating an omelette the size of a dinner plate with cheese and butter makes me feel like I'm two bites away from a motorized scooter.
#31 Posted by br0kenrabbit (12805 posts) -

People are lazy.

It's not just food. You can watch what you eat but if you don't burn off what you eat it doesn't matter. My girl and I were talking about this just yesterday as we maneuvered around a tight parking lot with three cars parked in the fire lane near the door: the parking spaces were 10 feet away (like I said, tight parking lot) and they couldn't be bothered to walk that extra distance.

It's like the people around me who get in their cars, drive to the end of their driveway (~80 yards) to check the mail, and then drive back up to the house. These people go to work and sit on their asses, then come home and sit on their asses. And they wonder why they're fat.

Yes, I said FAT. Deal with it.

They're lazy.

I don't have the best diet in the world, in fact it's pretty $hitty, but I easily burn off what I eat by busting my ass in the yard or walking the 2 miles to town. Just because I have a car doesn't mean I have to use it to go everywhere.

#32 Posted by JohnF111 (14047 posts) -
We should let the obscenely overweight people starve, if you can't walk your fat ass to the car and have to struggle yourself onto a mobility scooter then you should have that scooter taken away. They wobble their way to the scooter, get in the car and go buy a bucket of fried chicken. All fast food doors should be shrunk to half and no more drive-throughs, so if you can't fit in the door you don't eat your bucket of grease.
#33 Posted by Hatiko (4507 posts) -

I would think that when it gets hard to walk you would realize, "Oh, no, I'm too fat, I need to cut back" but it seems people just think, "oh, its my metabolsim" like they have no choice. When I was little, my friend had a sleepover for his birthday party. It was like, 12 kids and we got 3 pizzas. His dad got 5. I was watching him eat them while he was writing some stuff for work. He would take two slices, fold them with one hand and shove it into his mouth and it was gone in like, 4 bites. He was HUGE. I don't know how a person can become a blob, especially with all of the health stuff we know now, you KNOW when you are being horrible to your body.

#34 Posted by Jackc8 (8500 posts) -

2050? LOL. More like 2020 at the latest.

#35 Posted by sonicare (53448 posts) -

People are lazy.

It's not just food. You can watch what you eat but if you don't burn off what you eat it doesn't matter. My girl and I were talking about this just yesterday as we maneuvered around a tight parking lot with three cars parked in the fire lane near the door: the parking spaces were 10 feet away (like I said, tight parking lot) and they couldn't be bothered to walk that extra distance.

It's like the people around me who get in their cars, drive to the end of their driveway (~80 yards) to check the mail, and then drive back up to the house. These people go to work and sit on their asses, then come home and sit on their asses. And they wonder why they're fat.

Yes, I said FAT. Deal with it.

They're lazy.

I don't have the best diet in the world, in fact it's pretty $hitty, but I easily burn off what I eat by busting my ass in the yard or walking the 2 miles to town. Just because I have a car doesn't mean I have to use it to go everywhere.

br0kenrabbit
I'm in better shape than anyone on this forum.
#36 Posted by DroidPhysX (17088 posts) -
[QUOTE="br0kenrabbit"]

People are lazy.

It's not just food. You can watch what you eat but if you don't burn off what you eat it doesn't matter. My girl and I were talking about this just yesterday as we maneuvered around a tight parking lot with three cars parked in the fire lane near the door: the parking spaces were 10 feet away (like I said, tight parking lot) and they couldn't be bothered to walk that extra distance.

It's like the people around me who get in their cars, drive to the end of their driveway (~80 yards) to check the mail, and then drive back up to the house. These people go to work and sit on their asses, then come home and sit on their asses. And they wonder why they're fat.

Yes, I said FAT. Deal with it.

They're lazy.

I don't have the best diet in the world, in fact it's pretty $hitty, but I easily burn off what I eat by busting my ass in the yard or walking the 2 miles to town. Just because I have a car doesn't mean I have to use it to go everywhere.

sonicare
I'm in better shape than anyone on this forum.

hmmmmmmmm i dont know
#37 Posted by sonicare (53448 posts) -
[QUOTE="sonicare"][QUOTE="br0kenrabbit"]

People are lazy.

It's not just food. You can watch what you eat but if you don't burn off what you eat it doesn't matter. My girl and I were talking about this just yesterday as we maneuvered around a tight parking lot with three cars parked in the fire lane near the door: the parking spaces were 10 feet away (like I said, tight parking lot) and they couldn't be bothered to walk that extra distance.

It's like the people around me who get in their cars, drive to the end of their driveway (~80 yards) to check the mail, and then drive back up to the house. These people go to work and sit on their asses, then come home and sit on their asses. And they wonder why they're fat.

Yes, I said FAT. Deal with it.

They're lazy.

I don't have the best diet in the world, in fact it's pretty $hitty, but I easily burn off what I eat by busting my ass in the yard or walking the 2 miles to town. Just because I have a car doesn't mean I have to use it to go everywhere.

DroidPhysX
I'm in better shape than anyone on this forum.

hmmmmmmmm i dont know

I've been on the Jared diet.
#38 Posted by Dogswithguns (10692 posts) -
Over weight people tend to live longer according to new studied... so eat awaaaaaaaaay.
#39 Posted by LongZhiZi (2453 posts) -
I don't care if people want to eat themselves to death. I just demand that they stop asking me to subsidize their healthcare while doing it.
#40 Posted by sonicare (53448 posts) -
Over weight people tend to live longer according to new studied... so eat awaaaaaaaaay.Dogswithguns
Not any study I know of. They tend to have much higher rates of morbidity and mortality in most peer reviewed articles.
#41 Posted by br0kenrabbit (12805 posts) -

I'm in better shape than anyone on this forum. sonicare

I'm not a body-builder or anything, and I don't actually work out, but I get enough physical labor working in my yard, on the house and going to my parents to do the more demanding labor with the horses. I've got some pretty good definition going on with my arms and torso, but I'm no muscle-man competitor.

But when I take my shirt off at the public swim hole, I'm usually the only one there not sucking in.:D

#42 Posted by ThisIsTwoFace (1151 posts) -

Haha.

#44 Posted by TacticaI (877 posts) -
Oh well, sucks to be them.
#45 Posted by Saturos3091 (14938 posts) -

This news is so shocking! I think I need some comfort corn syrup to make myself feel better.

Sugar and processed foods, as well as subsidies for these foods, are the reason many people are overweight.

#46 Posted by EatShanna (875 posts) -

I'll be honest with you, I grew up a fat kid and it never bothered me until I started looking for that special someone.

Most people want to lose weight to be healthier and look better, I wanted to lose weight because it made my penis look smaller.

I have a wider build than most, so even at 20+ kg above normal I still had nice proportions and was fairly athletic(played football).

But, even with a build that can accommodate extra pounds without looking terribly out of shape, it didn't stop the fat from invading my groin making my sizable penis look much smaller than it is.

That was the final straw, I went on a diet and dropped most of it in 3 months.

Still somewhat chubby, but my penis is much more visible, and that's an improvement. Now I'm eating well and lifting weights regularly, and once I hit that 300+ bench press, 400+ squat and 500+ deadlift, I'll cut down to normal body fat.

#47 Posted by Allicrombie (25122 posts) -
I say we change the words "In God We Trust", on the U.S. currency to "Fatty Fatty, Boom Ba Latty."
#48 Posted by Ilovegames1992 (14221 posts) -

WALL-E called it.

#49 Posted by JohnF111 (14047 posts) -
I say we change the words "In God We Trust", on the U.S. currency to "Fatty Fatty, Boom Ba Latty."Allicrombie
:lol: Reminds me of an old colleague of mine, he was always going on about "I'm on a diet" but wouldn't stop stuffing his face, when you tried to tell him it was "but it's only 1 biscuit!!" or "It's only a thin slice of black pudding instead of a thick one, that's healthy!". I think he ended up with really bad heart problems and was scared into dieting properly without the halfass'd attempt he made before.
#50 Posted by Maniacc1 (5354 posts) -
Yeah... if current trends continue. Maybe it's just the optimistic side of me, but I think something major regarding America's food industry will happen in the next 20 years. Huge wake up call that will be much needed.