Feb 9, 2011

more obesity stuff

Two interesting articles today.

First, The Washington Post has a great animated chart on the increase in BMI worldwide and separated by country and regions.

Click here to see.

Nauru has an AVERAGE BMI that is far above the obese categorization.  Amazing.  Also Foreign Policy has an article, perhaps related, about why Islanders are so overweight.

Why Do the World's Fattest People Live on Islands.

A telling quote,
While the traditional Pacific diet was dominated by fish, fruits, and vegetables, Nauru's islanders have now developed a taste for imported rice, sugar, flour, soda, and beer.

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