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Americans are fat and getting fatter by the year.Recent data reported in medical journal Lancet showed that BMI (Body Mass Index), a recognised measurement of obesity, is higher on average in America than in any other nation.
The obesity problem, however, is international. The report in Lancet states that “In 2008, 9.8 per cent of the world’s male population were obese, as were 13.8 per cent of women. In 1980, these rates were 4.8 per cent and 7.9 per cent.”
U.S. eating habits and diets have been exported, many experts say. Nations which before had relatively lean diets which were high in grains and fruits now consume many more soft drinks and hamburgers.
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