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Posted on Feb 16, 2010
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America isn’t the only country trying to eat its way to happiness. A new study predicts that by the year 2020, 81 percent of adult British men and 68 percent of women will be obese or overweight.

This could be huge for the economic recovery. Think of all the excess dialing wands and motorized obesity chairs America has lying around.

The U.S. no longer leads the world in renewable energy, cars or consumer electronics, but we’re pioneers in the fat industry.  —PZS

The Guardian:

Some 41% of men aged 20 to 65 will be obese by 2020 and a further 40% will be overweight, the new predictions show.

Meanwhile, 36% of women will be obese and 32% will be overweight.

Among those aged 40 to 65, 44% of men and 38% of women will be obese while 40% of men and 32% of women will be overweight.

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By rollzone, February 17, 2010 at 6:34 pm Link to this comment

hello. when will the medical profession embrace
obesity? liposuction alone could franchise. people
enjoy eating more than anything else in their miserable
day, and you need to fearmonger another mouthful. leave
healthy eaters alone.

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