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Obesity is on the increase

Postby Squire » 13 Sep 2018, 15:51

Obesity is rising, "18.5% of children and nearly 40% of adults". The chart below is from the USA, but the figures for Australia are probably similar.

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https://stateofobesity.org/obesity-rates-trends-overview/

... Recent studies reinforce what we already know: obesity rates are alarmingly high; many populations continue to see steady increases in obesity; and there are striking, persistent racial and ethnic disparities.

According to the most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 18.5% of children and nearly 40% of adults had obesity in 2015–2016. These are the highest rates ever documented by NHANES.

While there were no statistically significant changes in youth or adult rates compared with the previous survey in 2013–2014, rates have increased significantly since 1999–2000, when 13.9% of children and 30.5% of adults had obesity. ...
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Re: Obesity is on the increase

Postby HBS Guy » 13 Sep 2018, 15:59

High Fructose Corn Syrups.

Soft drinks with horrifying amounts of sugar.
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Re: Obesity is on the increase

Postby johnsmith » 13 Sep 2018, 16:07

yep, soft drinks are one of the main culprits, followed by processed foods.
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Re: Obesity is on the increase

Postby Squire » 13 Sep 2018, 16:32

Can this be blamed on Muslims?
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Re: Obesity is on the increase

Postby HBS Guy » 13 Sep 2018, 16:48

On OzPol, of course! What can’t be blamed on Muslims? Even the decline of OzPol is due to Muslims!
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Re: Obesity is on the increase

Postby johnsmith » 13 Sep 2018, 17:48

Squire wrote:Can this be blamed on Muslims?


I'm sure they'll try
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Re: Obesity is on the increase

Postby Squire » 13 Sep 2018, 22:54

Australian obesity statistics, 27.9% obese overall.

Islamophobes are probably 100% obese.

https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/heart-disease-in-australia/overweight-and-obesity-statistics

Australia is ranked the fifth most obese nation.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5079121/Australia-fifth-fattest-country-world.html

Australia revealed as the fifth fattest country in the WORLD with three in every five people overweight and 30 per cent of people classed as obese
The majority of Australia's population is overweight, an OECD report states
Australia ranks behind Mexico, the United States, New Zealand and Finland
Total obesity across the nation is at 30%, significantly up from 19.8% in 2000
By BROOKE ROLFE FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA

PUBLISHED: 00:09 BST, 14 November 2017 | UPDATED: 00:13 BST, 14 November 2017

The majority of Australia's population is overweight or obese, marking the country with the fifth highest obesity rate in the OECD.

Nearly 65% are overweight, ranking Australia narrowly behind Mexico, the United States, New Zealand and Finland, a new OECD report states.

Total obesity across the nation is at 30%, significantly up from 19.8% in 2000, with a quarter of people over the age of 15 now obese or overweight.

The majority of Australia's population is overweight or obese, marking the country with the fifth highest obesity rate in the OECD

The issue should be tended to on an urgent basis, the Health at a Glance 2017 report states, with Australia well ahead of the overweight OECD average, 19.4%.

'Obesity should be treated as a public health priority. OECD work has shown that there are many cost-effective options for tackling obesity, including efforts to change behaviour by individuals as well as by food companies,' it reads.

Ranking in at the lower end of the overweight scale is Japan, Korea, Switzerland and Italy.

Australia's cancer survival is above average, despite having the second highest incidence of cancer across the OECD.

'Efforts to change behaviour by individuals as well as by food companies' has been proven effective at tackling obesity, according to OECD

The issue should be tended to on an urgent basis, the Health at a Glance 2017 report states, with Australia well ahead of the overweight OECD average, 19.4%

Five-year survival for breast cancer, colorectal cancer and leukaemia are among the best, even though leukaemia ranks at second highest for incidence.

'High survival rates coupled with high incidence suggests early detection and good quality cancer care. However, even more cancers could be prevented by reducing exposure to behavioural and environmental risk factors.'

About $4700 is spent by each person on health care, above the $4000 average, and while there are more nurses and doctors than average, availability of hospital beds falls below.

Overall, Australians rank in at one of the healthiest populations, with low rates of smoking and air pollution.

However despite universal health coverage, a significant portion of the population skip consultations because of cost.
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Re: Obesity is on the increase

Postby Squire » 15 Sep 2018, 16:00

US West Virginia has a reported obesity rate of 38.1 percent.

The article includes a contradictory statement "from 2015 to 2016, 39.6 percent of adults nationally met the criteria for obesity" which is higher than the reported high regional rate of 38.1 %. Its likely that the difference is that the 39.6% is adults, not the population as a whole.

39.6% of adults is a very big number for obesity.

https://gizmodo.com/americas-obesity-problem-is-getting-even-worse-1829068201

America's Obesity Problem Is Getting Even Worse

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Yesterday 4:45pmFiled to: OBESITY

The obesity epidemic in America is only getting worse in some states, according to a new report out this week. No single state had its overall obesity rate decline in 2017, it found, while six states saw a increase. But there have seemingly been minor victories in lowering childhood obesity in some groups.

The State of Obesity 2018 Report, as it’s called, is a joint collaboration by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, both nonprofit organizations focused on public health policy. The report, released annually for the past 15 years, collects and analyzes federal data on obesity trends and their impact on the country’s health and economy.

The report found that, from 2015 to 2016, 39.6 percent of adults nationally met the criteria for obesity (meaning they had a body mass index of 30 or greater), the highest reported percentage yet. And according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the obesity rate stayed level or increased in every state in 2017.

Six states in particular—Iowa, Ohio, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and South Carolina—had their adult obesity rate increase from 2016 to 2017. Seven states—Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and West Virginia—had an adult obesity rate over 35 percent, while 22 states had a rate hovering between 30 and 35 percent. West Virginia had the highest obesity rate among adults, at 38.1 percent. Only two states, Hawaii and Colorado, had an adult obesity rate lower than 25 percent of adults.

In 2012, by comparison, not a single state had an adult obesity rate over 35 percent.

It should be clarified that the difference between the national and state rates cited in the report comes down to how data is collected. The CDC survey data, for example, is self-reported, while the national data comes from physical examinations taken of Americans across the country. So it’s likely the above numbers are actually an underestimation of how many people are obese in any given state.

Meanwhile, other research has found that, worldwide, a third of all people are either overweight or obese.
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