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#3223729 - 04/16/13 05:57 PM Are Southerners really fatter?
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http://www.fathead-movie.com/index.php/2013/04/15/southerners-are-fatter-maybe-not/

The South often gets tagged with having the most obese population.

But it doesn’t appear to be true, a University of Alabama at Birmingham study suggests.

The study recently published in the journal Obesity found that there’s a significantly higher percentage of obese people in a region of central and northwest states including Minnesota, Kansas and North and South Dakota.

“What we found is the West North Central region has about 41 percent obesity compared to 31 percent obesity in the southern region that includes Alabama and Mississippi,” said George Howard, professor in the Department of Biostatics at UAB. “By the way, 31 percent is not a good thing — but it’s not at the bottom.”

How did Southerners get such a fat reputation? Apparently because they are more truthful.
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#3223816 - 04/16/13 07:43 PM Re: Are Southerners really fatter? [Re: Poser]
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We arent fat just big boned.
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#3223818 - 04/16/13 07:46 PM Re: Are Southerners really fatter? [Re: DCA-DEER]
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#3223819 - 04/16/13 07:47 PM Re: Are Southerners really fatter? [Re: Stalkhunter]
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Ican't agrue the fact.
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#3223985 - 04/16/13 09:28 PM Re: Are Southerners really fatter? [Re: shopson]
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You think so.....


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#3223990 - 04/16/13 09:31 PM Re: Are Southerners really fatter? [Re: 7mm08]
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Yes but look how much happier we are....lol
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#3223991 - 04/16/13 09:33 PM Re: Are Southerners really fatter? [Re: 7mm08]
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Alot of southerners are not fat! They are just a little bit fluffy!
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#3224074 - 04/17/13 04:30 AM Re: Are Southerners really fatter? [Re: AllOutdoors]
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Obesity is killing people and even affecting our kids.

I read an article that said that 25% of high school graduates that try to join the military fail due to their health. Most have weight issues and are so out of shape that they can not pass the entrance physical tests.

One specialist claimed that it is possible for our children to die of heart failure while still in their teens and that the generation that is growing up now will be the first in a long line of obese and shorter lived Americans. he claimed that until something is done, Americans will live shorter and shorter lives due , in part, to obesity and their sedimentary lifestyle.

I guess that's one way to fix the issue of a depleting social security system. There will be less people to draw, I guess.

We all joke about it, but it is a serious issue in this country.
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#3224105 - 04/17/13 05:44 AM Re: Are Southerners really fatter? [Re: Bottom Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Bottom Hunter
Obesity is killing people and even affecting our kids.

I read an article that said that 25% of high school graduates that try to join the military fail due to their health. Most have weight issues and are so out of shape that they can not pass the entrance physical tests.

One specialist claimed that it is possible for our children to die of heart failure while still in their teens and that the generation that is growing up now will be the first in a long line of obese and shorter lived Americans. he claimed that until something is done, Americans will live shorter and shorter lives due , in part, to obesity and their sedimentary lifestyle.

I guess that's one way to fix the issue of a depleting social security system. There will be less people to draw, I guess.

We all joke about it, but it is a serious issue in this country.


I think one of the biggest problems is there is no PE in schools like most of us grew up with. Also most kids never go outside to play. They sit inside and stare at a TV from the time they get home till bed time.
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#3224136 - 04/17/13 06:45 AM Re: Are Southerners really fatter? [Re: Dodge Man]
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 Originally Posted By: Dodge Man
 Originally Posted By: Bottom Hunter
Obesity is killing people and even affecting our kids.

I read an article that said that 25% of high school graduates that try to join the military fail due to their health. Most have weight issues and are so out of shape that they can not pass the entrance physical tests.

One specialist claimed that it is possible for our children to die of heart failure while still in their teens and that the generation that is growing up now will be the first in a long line of obese and shorter lived Americans. he claimed that until something is done, Americans will live shorter and shorter lives due , in part, to obesity and their sedimentary lifestyle.

I guess that's one way to fix the issue of a depleting social security system. There will be less people to draw, I guess.

We all joke about it, but it is a serious issue in this country.


I think one of the biggest problems is there is no PE in schools like most of us grew up with. Also most kids never go outside to play. They sit inside and stare at a TV from the time they get home till bed time.


I agree. I remember having to be called inside at night. In the Summer, during good weather, INSIDE was not an option. Momma made sure of it.....I wonder how many kids still play kick the can , or hide and go seek?

I grew up in a time when mothers rarely worked and you rarely ate out or God forbd brought home take-out. I can never remember take-out as kid...lol. I don't think it was invented back then..lol.

We got three squares a day, all full of protein and fat....every meal had meat, veggies and desert.

I am sitting here trying to remember a fat kid in my neighborhood and can not remember ONE!!! Probably 15-20 kids in my neighborhood around my age that I'm played with, with many more much younger and older and I can't remember any of them being over weight.....amazing.
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#3224433 - 04/17/13 01:12 PM Re: Are Southerners really fatter? [Re: Bottom Hunter]
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It's also about the diet that people are eating.....fast food, processed junk at the grocery stores, and a declining popularity of cooking "food". For as much as a lot of us enjoy cooking, there are about 3 people that would rather buy a mess of crap at WalMart and heat it up in the microwave.....

It's a compounding problem with many sources, none of which are going away anytime soon.

Theh "I take a pill for that" mentality isn't helping, either.
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#3224513 - 04/17/13 02:32 PM Re: Are Southerners really fatter? [Re: 7mm08]
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Yes, we are fat!!! Sit outside any Walmart and people watch. They may be fat in the Upper Mid-West as well, but we in the South have lots of Obesity as well.

 Originally Posted By: 7mm08
You think so.....


That is so wrong... so wrong. In no way am I making fun of fat people either... but that picture is just so wrong. \:o \:o
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