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    Re: No One is responsible for what you put in Your Mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    No. 2/3 of all America adults are obese.
    Incorrect. 2/3 are overweight, but that only means more than 25 in BMI. If you are 1.70 that means you have to weigh only 72 kg. If you have some muscles, you will have more than 25 in BMI, and similarly if you have a small tummy. Obesity is the real problem, and 35% are obese, not 80-90%.
    Obesity in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    As a side note, it's very interesting how out of 5 times asked, no one has ever tried to answer the question you quoted.
    80-90% are not obese, and it's not even close. So why should I think about what I would say to something that would never happen.

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    Re: No One is responsible for what you put in Your Mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    No. 2/3 of all America adults are obese.

    That may change in the future if the problem can't/won't correct itself.

    As a side note, it's very interesting how out of 5 times asked, no one has ever tried to answer the question you quoted.
    Actually, 2/3 are overweight. about 1/3 are obese. There is a difference in the categories.
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    Re: No One is responsible for what you put in Your Mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Is this true?

    I disagree, because food corporations are notorius for deliberately enticing and addicting its client base. This thread isn't calling for any sort of regulation. It's pointing out that food corporations, the food industry, does have some culpability and responsibility in the obesity/unhealthiness epidemic. They're a part of the problem whether they want to admit it or not imo.

    Unless the food companies are pointing a gun at my head then I am pretty sure I am responsible for what I put into my mouth. Just because you are so simple minded to able to be hypnotized by food commercials doesn't mean everyone else is.
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    Re: No One is responsible for what you put in Your Mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    No. 2/3 of all America adults are obese.

    That may change in the future if the problem can't/won't correct itself.

    As a side note, it's very interesting how out of 5 times asked, no one has ever tried to answer the question you quoted.
    Ahem.........

    That’s the finding of the latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which shows that 63.1% of adults in the U.S. were either overweight or obese in 2009.

    That was a small but measurable increase from 62.2% the previous year. The survey finds that 36.6% of Americans are overweight and 26.5% obese.
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    Re: No One is responsible for what you put in Your Mouth

    The Danes enjoyed a diet rich in pork and dairy products. During the Allied Blockade, Professor Mikkel Hindhede was appointed Food Advisor to the Danish Government, and following his instructions, eighty percent of the pigs and one-sixth of the cattle were slaughtered to save grain. To further save grain, the distillation of spirits was banned, causing shortages of hard liquor as well as beef and pork. The Danes were forced to eat their traditional black rugbrød made from whole rye, enriched with extra wheat bran and barley meal. The bread wasn't light and fluffy; it was dark and hard, but they ate it with lots of greens, potatoes and root vegetables, oatmeal, butter, milk, a little cheese, and fruit, with little or no meat. They didn't have access to liquor at all.

    During the lean years, the Danish death rate fell to the lowest ever recorded in a European country [66%-, 34% net decrease 3] . Hindhede comcluded, "It would seem, then, that the principal cause of death lies in food and drink.
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    (1) Carol Simontacchi, The Crazy Makers, pp19.
    (2) Barbara Griggs, The Food Factor (NY: Viking, 1986): pp87 [This source within The Crazy Makers]
    (3) Vegetarian News - Vegetarian Experiment with a Population of 3 million

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    Re: No One is responsible for what you put in Your Mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Is this true?
    Yes. If we can't even take personal responsibility for what we personally choose to put into our own bodies, there is something seriously ****ing wrong with us as a species.
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    Re: No One is responsible for what you put in Your Mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Ahem.........
    OK. I stand corrected.

    Two-thirds of American adults are overweight.

    Although recent data suggest that rates of obesity have reached a plateau, current rates of obesity are still alarmingly high. About 34 percent of adults are currently obese, creating a whole host of expensive, chronic health problems, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

    The report’s authors said a number of factors could lead to the predicted rise in obesity. About two-thirds of Americans are currently overweight and could continue to gain weight and move into the obese category.
    Fat Forecast: 42% of Americans Obese by 2030 - ABC News

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    Re: No One is responsible for what you put in Your Mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    The Danes enjoyed a diet rich in pork and dairy products. During the Allied Blockade, Professor Mikkel Hindhede was appointed Food Advisor to the Danish Government, and following his instructions, eighty percent of the pigs and one-sixth of the cattle were slaughtered to save grain. To further save grain, the distillation of spirits was banned, causing shortages of hard liquor as well as beef and pork. The Danes were forced to eat their traditional black rugbrød made from whole rye, enriched with extra wheat bran and barley meal. The bread wasn't light and fluffy; it was dark and hard, but they ate it with lots of greens, potatoes and root vegetables, oatmeal, butter, milk, a little cheese, and fruit, with little or no meat. They didn't have access to liquor at all.

    During the lean years, the Danish death rate fell to the lowest ever recorded in a European country [66%-, 34% net decrease 3] . Hindhede comcluded, "It would seem, then, that the principal cause of death lies in food and drink.
    (1)&(2)

    (1) Carol Simontacchi, The Crazy Makers, pp19.
    (2) Barbara Griggs, The Food Factor (NY: Viking, 1986): pp87 [This source within The Crazy Makers]
    (3) Vegetarian News - Vegetarian Experiment with a Population of 3 million
    So, your point is. Everyone knows that eating healthy will make you live longer, but you have no right to decide what other people eat. It's not your body.

    Also, if people live shorter, that means they will get less pensions. If you want to get Americans to eat a more healthy diet, go for information campaigns or open a new fast food brand. The problem is, when food-conscious people want to open healthy alternatives, they normally serve food that most Americans never want.

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    Re: No One is responsible for what you put in Your Mouth

    Wake, in other threads you tell me I'm going to hell for what I put in my mouth.
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    Re: No One is responsible for what you put in Your Mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Is this true?

    I disagree, because food corporations are notorius for deliberately enticing and addicting its client base. This thread isn't calling for any sort of regulation. It's pointing out that food corporations, the food industry, does have some culpability and responsibility in the obesity/unhealthiness epidemic. They're a part of the problem whether they want to admit it or not imo.
    I could not agree more with you. It's about sales; and if its safe and attracts money: it's at the top of the list: in a fre market . . . In that way, I sort look at it like the drug market: it's popular, people like it, nobody gets hurt (by and large), so what's the problem?

    I would really like to hear from conservatives on my opinion there, becasue, if they agree with the free market concept, then what's wrong with drugs or kids?
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