ATHENS, Greece - Nearly one-third of all Europeans are obese because of fast-food consumption and sedentary lifestyles, and nations must encourage healthier habits. Obesity, once considered mostly an American problem, now is prevalent in European countries, where traditional diets have been associated with long life and good health...

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1,657 hits 2.5 (2 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by KikiPeepers

Do you think Europeans are getting as fat as Americans?
ATHENS, Greece - Nearly one-third of all Europeans are obese because of fast-food consumption and sedentary lifestyles, and nations must encourage healthier habits. Obesity, once considered mostly an American problem, now is prevalent in European countries, where traditional diets have been associated with long life and good health...

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19 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 3/6/03 - 2:56:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think it is a worldwide curse, not just American or Europe, obesity is on the increase in most countries.
19 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 3/6/03 - 11:06:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
^^Not Ethiopia! LOL sorry I couldn't resist ... I just think it's funny to read this article after most of the Europeans on this site talk about how fat we are. Now they are just as bad. They'll say it's our fault for sending McDonalds over there though
19 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 3/6/03 - 11:10:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
That's right Kiki. Mickey D's on any day is full of women out shopping with their pre-schoolers. "It's all he will eat" Yeah because every time you leave the house you say "Be a good boy and I'll take you to McDonalds."
19 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 3/6/03 - 11:22:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
That's what happens when corporations like McDonald's and Burger King take over the world. You end up with a bunch of fat, lazy people who would rather got to 'Donald's than cook a nice meal.
19 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 3/6/03 - 11:25:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
For the record, Burger King or Wendys could kick McDonalds "Big-Mac" a$$ anytime of the week.
19 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 3/6/03 - 11:30:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
This we know although it's all crap. Apparently though McDonalds in the UK is much cleaner and well maintained than in the US ...*shudders*
19 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 3/13/03 - 12:23:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Thinking about the people I saw in Europe, I don't agree at all with this assertion. Generally, people there tended to be much better groomed, in better physical shape, and were aging more gracefully than Americans. Maybe all the fat, ugly people stayed inside for the months that I was there though.
19 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 3/13/03 - 12:35:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Probly not.
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 4/23/03 - 7:58:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
there is alot of obese south korean video gamers
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 6/3/03 - 5:20:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
probably...its all the pies and pints of tetleys
19 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 6/3/03 - 5:22:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
Oooh, just fancy a kiwi meat pie...
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 8/1/03 - 9:56:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
like annemarie said, with all these fast food places all over the world, it's not just americans getting obese.
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 8/1/03 - 10:04:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's not the fast food joints fault people! We decide what to put in our mouths and what to do with our spare time. And bored...i agree.
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 8/1/03 - 2:52:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
29 , you're right, but no one said it was the fast food joints' faults. all they're trying to do is make money, and the customers are the ones who keeo buying and buying their food. i don't think that when someone tries to start a estaurant they do it for the purpose of making people unhealthy.
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 8/7/03 - 7:32:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
I really do not know
18 yrs ago - Tuesday 9/7/04 - 11:45:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
haha, nice try!
18 yrs ago - Tuesday 9/7/04 - 11:48:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
maybe, I read somewhere that the percentage of obese people in Britain is in the upper 40s, I'll look for a link on that.

We're not the only fatasses out there

18 yrs ago - Tuesday 9/7/04 - 11:54:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
20% of adults in the UK are obese, I believe it's 30% in the US.
18 yrs ago - Tuesday 9/7/04 - 12:24:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
It says in that article 33% of people in the UK are obese - that makes it more than the US if your other statistic is right...

We have a lot more eating disorders in America too, maybe we are all skinnier over here after all

18 yrs ago - Tuesday 9/7/04 - 12:31:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Interesting...but I still find it hard to believe that anyone could out-fatten Americans.
18 yrs ago - Tuesday 9/7/04 - 12:33:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
BBC says 20 and 30

You're fatter than us, get over it

17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 11/3/04 - 9:14:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with what Annemarie said.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 2/15/05 - 10:34:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
its all mcdonalds fault....and i still dont see what's so great about mcdonalds...i mean it tastes like cr@p, its uber bad for you and its just generally disgusting. have you heard their ad for their chicken nuggets?? it said and i quote: "now made with real chicken breast". what did they make it with before? rat titties?
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 2/16/05 - 9:14:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
Our arses are definetly on the increase, but we still have some way to go to catch up with the likes of Houston, Texas.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 4/15/05 - 12:54:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
i'm from uk and the answer is kinda it's just coz food is so nice!

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