...literally!

Obesity is fast becoming the biggest health threat worldwide. The U.S. leads the pack of the developed countries with every third U.S. citizen being seriously  (20% or more) overweight. By comparison, in Canada every 4th citizen is overweight and in Switzerland, only one in six has a pot belly.

Up for debate: Why?

Is it

- lack of exercise ("couch potato" lifestyle),

- genetics

- diet (excessive indulgence in McDo's, KFC, Coca Cola)

- a combination of the above?

The top 25 "obese countries" are (by % obese):

1 American Samoa 74.60
2 Nauru 71.10
3 Cook Islands 63.70
4 Tokelau 63.40
5 Tonga 57.60
6 Samoa 54.10
7 Palau 48.90
8 Kiribati 46.00
9 Marshall Islands 45.40
10 Kuwait 42.00
11 Saint Kitts and Nevis 40.70
12 Micronesia, Federated States of 40.60
13 Bahamas, The 34.70
14 Barbados 34.70
15 Belize 33.70
16 Qatar 33.20
17 Egypt 33.10
18 United States 33.00
19 Saudi Arabia 33.00
20 Bahrain 32.90
21 Czechia 32.70
22 United Arab Emirates 32.70
23 Mexico 32.10
24 South Africa 31.30
25 Fiji 30.60

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I think she was a peeler in Lethbridge back in the '90's

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