Aussies, Very Tubby

Guess what? We’re NOT the fattest! According to a new report, Australians are more obese than Americans. From the AFP:
The report from the Baker Heart Institute found that 70 percent of men and 60 percent of women aged 45-65 had a body mass of 25 or more, meaning they were overweight or obese.

Titled "Australia's Future Fat Bomb," the study compiled the results of height and weight checks carried out on 14,000 adult Australians in 2005.

The institute's head of preventative cardiology professor Simon Stewart said the results meant Australia probably had the highest rate of obesity in the world, outweighing even the United States.

"As we send our athletes off to the Olympics let's reflect on the fact that we would win the gold medal problem now in the world fat Olympics if there was such a thing," he said.
Not good. Crocodile Dundee won’t be nearly as cool with a beer belly.
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thin yank in oz - June 26, 2008 2:24 AM

The funniest part is that they always made fun of how fat Americans are!

aussie vegan - June 10, 2009 8:22 AM

It was a self-selecting study and the classifications for obesity were much more lax than the United states of Fat. useless data. Anyone who spends 5 minutes in America will see what group is larger without any need for a triple-blind meta-study.

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