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Postby Guest » Mon May 09, 2005 6:55 pm

Yeah, the US has the most fat people on the world. When I was in my nutrition class the professor was showing a documentary about fat people in the US and the reasons that make them fat. It was documented about a Native Indian's tribe which has the most fat people compared to other races in the US.
Ok, I've been surfing around and found the link for the information that my professor provided in class. According to this article,
"...... Nowhere is that more painfully apparent than in southern Arizona, where the fattest Americans live on two Indian reservations. How and why they became obese, and what it means for the rest of us, is the subject of an intense study.

Until a couple of generations ago, the Pima and Tohono O'odham Indians of southern Arizona didn't even have a word for diabetes. But now, this preventable disease, along with obesity, is killing them. Correspondent Vicki Mabrey reports.

“When I'm on the reservation, I feel very comfortable because there's people my size walking around,” says Terrol Dew Johnson. “When I get off the reservation, I feel so fat. I feel so unhealthy, you know?”

Off the reservation, Johnson can escape the disease that’s plaguing his tribe. He’s an accomplished artist, a basket weaver whose work has been displayed by the Smithsonian. But back on the reservation, where obesity is an epidemic, he’s like everyone else....."

You can read the whole article here,
It was scary to see how they gnaw on a chicken leg, ham, pork chop, etc. :roll:

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