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Aussie Obesity

posted on May 16, 2003

It's Aussie obesity.

While 65% of adult Americans are considered overweight … we hold only a slight lead over Australia. A medical study in Australia says 60% of the Aussies are either overweight or obese … double the rate of two decades ago.

A survey of more than 11,000 adults showed 48.2 % of the men were overweight and 19.3% were obese. For women, 29.9% were overweight while 20.9% were considered obese.

The Australian researchers blame the weight problem on too much fast food and television.


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