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Ten times more children and teens obese today than 40 years ago

By Blurtman following x   2017 Oct 10, 4:39pm 2,232 views   63 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


The number of obese children and adolescents rose to 124 million in 2016 -- more than 10 times higher than the 11 million classified as obese 40 years ago, in 1975.

A further 213 million children and adolescents were overweight in 2016, finds a new study published Tuesday in the Lancet.

Looking at the broader picture, this equated to roughly 5.6% of girls and 7.8% of boys being obese last year.

Most countries within the Pacific Islands, including the Cook Islands and Nauru, had the highest rates globally, with more than 30% of their youth ages 5 to 19 estimated to be obese.

The United States and some countries in the Caribbean, such as Puerto Rico, as well as the Middle East, including Kuwait and Qatar, came next with levels of obesity above 20% for the same age group, according to the new data, visualized by the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration.

"Over the past four decades, obesity rates in children and adolescents have soared globally, and continue to do so in low- and middle-income countries," said Majid Ezzati, professor of global environmental health at Imperial College London in the UK, who led the research.

"More recently, they have plateaued in higher-income countries, although obesity levels remain unacceptably high," he said.

Over the same time period, the rise in obesity has particularly accelerated in East and South Asia.

"We now have children who are gaining weight when they are 5 years old," unlike children at the same age two generations ago, Ezzati told CNN.

In the largest study of its kind, more than 1,000 researchers collaborated to analyze weight and height data for almost 130 million people, including more than 31 million people 5 to 19 years old, to identify obesity trends from 1975 to 2016.

"Rates of child and adolescent obesity are accelerating in East, South and Southeast Asia, and continue to increase in other low and middle-income regions," said James Bentham, a statistician at the University of Kent, who co-authored the paper.

Obesity in adults is defined using a person's body mass index, the ratio between weight and height. A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is classified as a healthy weight, 25 to 29.9 considered overweight and 30 and over obese. Cut-offs are lower among children and adolescents and vary based on age.

"While average BMI among children and adolescents has recently plateaued in Europe and North America, this is not an excuse for complacency as more than one in five young people in the U,S. and one in 10 in the UK are obese," he said.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/10/health/child-adolescent-obesity-global-increase/index.html
#FatFucks

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1   FortWayne   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 10, 5:12pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

That'll blow healthcare costs through the roof.
2   FortWayne   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 10, 5:13pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

I should invest in healthcare stock, we are failing this as society. So irresponsible arggggg
3   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 10, 5:44pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

This will be useful for Cannibal Anarchy, where they can substitute for ButterBall Turkeys.
4   Tenpoundbass   ignore (6)   2017 Oct 10, 5:46pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Still selling that lie. At least champion ending HFCS and most other Agriculture subsidies.
Outlaw Publix and national grocery store from giving away expired processed foods with expired nitrates and past due HFCS in them. Talking bullshit about the Use By Date is just arbitrary, ignore that fact that Rice-A-Roni is supposed to be Yellow ignore that is Burnt Ocher now. Why is it we bitch at the few idiots rich enough to get fat. But we don't give a crap about the games the food chain plays with our food, and games every corner to maximize bailouts, and FDA incentives. From the Growers to the producers to the regional grocery stores, they are why you see so many fat kids that bother so you much. Do something Goddamn it!
5   Sniper   ignore (10)   2017 Oct 10, 7:23pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Fat kids are just following in the footsteps of their fat parents.

They learn from example.
6   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 11, 8:59am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Obligatory:
8   Booger   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 11, 7:02pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

It's World Obesity Day today!!!
Invest in diabetes treatment stocks. Insulin is expensive!!!
9   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 12, 8:12am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

me123 says
There is actually an Obesity ETF that you can buy, ticker: SLIM


http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/fund/slim/profile

The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the performance of an index which is designed to track the performance of companies globally that are positioned to profit from servicing the obese, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical and health care whose business is focused on obesity and obesity related disease.
10   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Oct 12, 8:23am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

Blurtman says
http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/10/health/child-adolescent-obesity-global-increase/index.html


The number of obese children and adolescents rose to 124 million in 2016 -- more than 10 times higher than the 11 million classified as obese 40 years ago, in 1975.
A further 213 million children and adolescents were overweight in 2016, finds a new study published Tuesday


That's 337 million people. There are only 323 million people in America. Something's wrong here.

I think CNN needs to read studies more carefully. In other news, two billion Americans can't do simple math.
11   Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 13, 2:58am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Dan8267 says
That's 337 million people. There are only 323 million people in America. Something's wrong here.


"Obese" and 'overweight" are different classifications. So folks are transitioning from being overweight to obese. Soon more will transition from obese to Jabba The Hutt size.
12   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Oct 13, 8:16am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Blurtman says
"Obese" and 'overweight" are different classifications.


That does not explain how the total of obese or overweight is more than the total number of Americans.
13   FortWayne   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 13, 8:32am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Dan8267 says
Blurtman says
"Obese" and 'overweight" are different classifications.


That does not explain how the total of obese or overweight is more than the total number of Americans.


Perhaps there is overlap and many are both overweight and obese, hence you don't add the numbers.
14   HEY YOU   ignore (7)   2017 Oct 13, 10:55am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Blurtman says
"Obese" and 'overweight" are different classifications.

You left out Fat Fucks!

Probably children of Republican voters.
http://www.eatthis.com/most-and-least-obese-states-in-america-ranked/
15   Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Oct 13, 4:12pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

HEY YOU says
Probably children of Republican voters.


Doh, no! Black wimmens be the worst.

Race[edit]

Rates of obesity in US by race.
Obesity is distributed unevenly across racial groups in the United States.[25] Non-Hispanic black women and Hispanic men have the highest prevalence of obesity.[26]

Caucasian[edit]
The obesity rate for Caucasian adults (over 30 BMI) in the US in 2010 was 26.8%.[27] For adult Caucasian men, the rate of obesity was 27.5% in 2010.[28] For adult Caucasian women, the rate of obesity was 24.5% in 2010.[28]

Black or African American[edit]
The obesity rate for Black adults (over 30 BMI) in the US in 2010 was 36.9%.[27] For adult Black men, the rate of obesity was 31.6% in 2010.[28] For adult Black women, the rate of obesity was 41.2% in 2010.[28] BMI is not a good indicator in determining all-cause and coronary heart disease mortality in black women compared to white women.[3]

American Indian or Alaska Native[edit]
The obesity rate for American Indian or Alaska Native adults (over 30 BMI) in the US in 2010 was 39.6%.[27] No breakdown by sex was given for American Indian or Alaska Native adults in the CDC figures.[27]

Asian[edit]
The obesity rate for Asian adults (over 30 BMI) in the US in 2010 was 11.6%.[27] No breakdown by sex was given for Asian adults in the CDC figures.[27]

Hispanic or Latino[edit]
The obesity rate for the Hispanic or Latino adults category (over 30 BMI) in the US in 2010 was 31.9%.[27] For the overall Hispanic or Latino men category, the rate of obesity was 30.7% in 2010.[28] For the overall Hispanic or Latino women category, the rate of obesity was 33.1% in 2010.[28]

Mexican or Mexican Americans[edit]
Within the Hispanic or Latino category, obesity statistics for Mexican or Mexican Americans were provided, with no breakdown by sex.[27] The obesity rate for Mexican or Mexican Americans adults (over 30 BMI) in the US in 2010 was 34.1%.[27]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obesity_in_the_United_States
16   astronut97   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 13, 6:37pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Dan8267 says
That's 337 million people. There are only 323 million people in America. Something's wrong here.


Um, since this is a Lancet report is from the UK, why would you infer they are talking about "America". From the CNN website: "A new report finds 124 million children around the world were obese in 2016"

Notice the words "around the world".
17   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Oct 13, 6:40pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

FortWayne says
Perhaps there is overlap and many are both overweight and obese, hence you don't add the numbers.


That's not how the English sentences below work. Notice the phrase "A further 213 million children and adolescents...".

Dan8267 says
http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/10/health/child-adolescent-obesity-global-increase/index.html


The number of obese children and adolescents rose to 124 million in 2016 -- more than 10 times higher than the 11 million classified as obese 40 years ago, in 1975.
A further 213 million children and adolescents were overweight in 2016, finds a new study published Tuesday


Also, there aren't even 213 million people under 18 in the U.S. in total. It's more like 90 million.

18   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Oct 13, 6:43pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

astronut97 says
Um, since this is a Lancet report is from the UK, why would you infer they are talking about "America". From the CNN website: "A new report finds 124 million children around the world were obese in 2016"

Notice the words "around the world".


My bad, I got the impression that CNN was talking about the U.S. Now the numbers make sense.
19   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Oct 13, 6:52pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (3)     quote      

me123 says
There's those issues with your reading comprehension again.


Unlike you, I can admit when I make the occasional mistake. In contrast, you are always wrong and always sure you are right. You are also petty to jump at any opportunity to attack me, when I look far better than you for being able to admit a mistake immediately when it is brought to my attention. That makes me vastly superior to you.

But hey, did you climax when you read me admitting to an error? Does that make you feel better about your pathetic, lonely life? You still get no respect.
20   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Oct 13, 7:07pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

Can't think of anything better to write than that? If only you had more intelligence.
21   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Oct 14, 2:15am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

We all know that you jerked off to that image.
23   Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 10, 7:50pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Ha ha ha ha.
Man, that was funny.
24   mell   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 11, 8:07am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Fat shaming works. Unfortunately the leftoids are trying to criminalize you hurting muh feelings. Never left (again).
25   BorderPatrol   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 11, 8:16am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

everyone take ACTION! tell your wife how you feel - call her FAT tonight!!!
28   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 20, 11:15am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

So our body has a defense mechanism, where if we ingest poisonous substances, they are stored in fat cells to keep us from dying. That should tell you how much industrialized food "substitutes" these kids are inhaling on a daily basis.
29   jvolstad   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 20, 11:20am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

My favorite program.
30   Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 20, 2:22pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

jvolstad says
My favorite program.


I keep wondering. Do the massively obese need some kind of special toilet? They must shit like a horse, and plug up the toilet.
Not being sarcastic, just curious.
31   Sniper   ignore (10)   2017 Nov 20, 2:29pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Strategist says
I keep wondering. Do the massively obese need some kind of special toilet? They must shit like a horse, and plug up the toilet.
Not being sarcastic, just curious.


ha ha

Does Home Depot carry toilets rated to hold 600 lbs.?
32   BlueSardine   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 20, 2:49pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

They shit like a horse, no toilet needed.

Strategist says
They must shit like a horse, and plug up the toilet.
Not being sarcastic, just curious
33   jvolstad   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 20, 3:42pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Lupe in the toilet

34   RC2006   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 20, 4:47pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

People that get that fat should be left to die.
35   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 21, 1:31pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Strategist says
I keep wondering. Do the massively obese need some kind of special toilet? They must shit like a horse, and plug up the toilet.
Not being sarcastic, just curious.


Actually, the food they eat does not lend itself to good digestion, so most of the shit is probably never going to see the light of day.
36   beershrine   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 21, 4:47pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Two words

SODA POP
37   jazz_music   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 22, 11:44am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

beershrine says
Two words

SODA POP


Soda pop has some complex second and third order effects on people who drink it. For one thing, it mechanically stretches the stomach to it's limits ALL THE TIME even if diet soda, the stomach is always under pressure to grow larger.

Chip are all amazingly high in calories and you can eat an unlimited amount of them without ever feeling satisfied like you had some real food! Thousands of calories and you still feel no satisfaction of hunger!!!

Doritos and Cheetos type snacks are particularly high in fat as well as the usual starch, salt, and carcinogenic chemicals.

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/9-disturbing-side-effects-of-soda.html
Soda’s Bittersweet Side Effects
If you’ve been reading health magazines and websites for any length of time, you’ve read a litany of reasons why soda is bad for you. It’s nothing but sugar water. It’s devoid of any nutritional value. It leads to obesity and diabetes. But we’ve dug up nine other disturbing facts about what soda does to your body, besides packing on the pounds, that don’t get much attention in broader discussions about soda and its impact on your health.

Weird Fat in Weird Places
In the latest bad news for the soda industry, Danish researchers discovered that drinking non-diet soda leads to dramatic increases in fat buildup around your liver and your skeletal muscles, both of which can contribute to insulin resistance and diabetes. The study revealed that people who drank a regular soda every day for six months saw a 132 to 142 percent increase in liver fat, a 117 to 221 percent jump in skeletal fat, and about a 30 percent increase in both triglyceride blood fats and other organ fat. Their consumption also led to an 11 percent increase in cholesterol, compared with the people who drank other beverages such as water or milk.

Diet-Soda Belly
It’s not surprising that drinking all the sugar in sodas would cause weight gain, but what is surprising is that even diet soda will pack on the pounds: Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center monitored 475 adults for 10 years, and found that those who drank diet soda had a 70 percent increase in waist circumference over the 10-year study, compared with those who didn’t drink any soda. Those who drank more than two diet sodas per day saw a 500 percent waist expansion! A separate study the same researchers conducted on mice suggested that it was the aspartame, which raised blood glucose levels, that caused the weight gain; when your liver encounters too much glucose, the excess is converted to body fat.

Diet Soda = Diabetes Soda

Caramel Cancer-Causers
In 2011, the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to ban the artificial caramel coloring used to make Coke, Pepsi, and other colas brown. The reason: Two contaminants in the coloring, 2-methylimidazole and 4-methylimidazole, have been found to cause cancer in animals, a threat the group says is unnecessary, considering that the coloring is purely cosmetic. According to California’s strict Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer, just 16 micrograms per person per day of 4-methylimidazole is enough to pose a cancer threat, and most popular brown colas, both diet and regular, contain 200 micrograms per 20-ounce bottle.

Accelerated Aging
Diet or regular, all colas contain phosphates, or phosphoric acid, a weak acid that gives colas their tangy flavor and improves their shelf life. Although it exists in many whole foods, such as meat, dairy, and nuts, too much phosphoric acid can lead to heart and kidney problems, muscle loss, and osteoporosis, and one study suggests it could trigger accelerated aging. The study, published in a 2010 issue of the FASEB Journal, found that the excessive phosphate levels found in sodas caused lab rats to die a full five weeks earlier than the rats whose diets had more normal phosphate levels–a disturbing trend considering that soda manufacturers have been increasing the levels of phosphoric acid in their products over the past few decades.

Water Pollution
The artificial sweeteners used in diet sodas don’t break down in our bodies, nor do wastewater-treatment plants catch them before they enter waterways, researchers have found. In 2009, Swiss scientists tested water samples from wastewater-treatment plants, rivers and lakes in Switzerland and detected levels of acesulfame K, sucralose, and saccharin, all of which are, or have been, used in diet sodas. A recent test of 19 municipal water supplies in the U.S. revealed the presence of sucralose in every one. It’s not clear yet what these low levels are doing to people, but past research has found that sucralose in rivers and lakes interferes with some organisms’ feeding habits.

Mountain Dew Mind
Dentists have a name for the condition they see in kids who drink too much Mountain Dew. They wind up with a “Mountain Dew Mouth,” full of cavities caused by the drink’s excessive sugar levels. “Mountain Dew Mind” may be the next medical condition that gets named after the stuff. An ingredient called brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, added to prevent the flavoring from separating from the drink, is an industrial chemical used as a flame retardant in plastics. Also found in other citrus-based soft drinks and sports drinks, the chemical has been known to cause memory loss and nerve disorders when consumed in large quantities. Researchers also suspect that, like brominated flame retardants used in furniture foam, the chemical builds up in body fat, possibly causing behavioral problems, infertility, and lesions on heart muscles over time.

It’s not just the soda that’s causing all the problems. Nearly all aluminum soda cans are lined with an epoxy resin called bisphenol A (BPA), used to keep the acids in soda from reacting with the metal. BPA is known to interfere with hormones, and has been linked to everything from infertility to obesity and diabetes and some forms of reproductive cancers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have pegged soda cans, along with restaurant, school, and fast-food meals, as a major source of exposure to the chemical. And while Pepsi and Coke are currently locked in a battle to see which company can be the first to develop a 100 percent plant-based-plastic bottle–which they’re touting as “BPA free”–neither company is willing to switch to BPA-free aluminum cans.


Dead Birds
Before you switch from cans to bottles, though, take a look at the photographs of Chris Jordan, an environmentalist and photographer who visited the Midway Atoll area in 2009. It’s close to the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” a mass of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean where things like soda caps (which often aren’t recycled) and plastic fish netting float just beneath the surface of the water. Birds, sea turtles, and other wildlife mistake the debris for food and eat large quantities of the plastic, which they are unable to digest. Ultimately, the plastic causes them to starve to death. It’s estimated that thousands of animals die this way every year.

Unknown Side Effects of GMOs
Take a look at the ingredients list for any soda and chances are most of those ingredients are derived from corn. As much as 88 percent of the corn grown in the U.S. is genetically modified to resist toxic pesticides or engineered to create pesticides within the plant itself. Thanks to lax government safety regulations, and tight corporate control over who gets to test these proprietary seeds, there are no human studies that can prove or disprove whether these crops are safe. Independent scientists have found that, in animals, genetically modified crops, or GMOs, are linked to digestive tract damage, accelerated aging, and even infertility. By drinking soda, you’re taking part in the biggest science experiment on the planet.
40   jazz_music   ignore (2)   2017 Nov 22, 11:52am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (2)     quote      

Many investors and speculators put money into the junk food industry because it always returns a profit.

Think of the misery and death these products cause.

You need to do better than to wish death on the poor people who seem to be the ones who somehow end up eating the poor food choices.

Capitalists cast blame and curse the victims of their deadly slave traps because these people do not have a voice to fight back against the injustice and the blood money keeps flowing. --yeah really this is happening in so many different ways.

Open eyes!

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