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    rus
    rus
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    Report: Ohio now among 10 fattest states

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    Ohio is the 10th fattest state, joining the ranks of mostly southern states in an annual report by the nonprofit Trust for America’s Health. It ranked 17th last year.

    The group ranked Ohio 15th for overweight young people.

    Ohio’s adult obesity rate is 28.6 percent; the obesity rate for people 10 to 17 years old is 33.3 percent.

    #283905

    Tigertree
    Member

    I see some needless legislation in the near future.

    #283906

    Nitsud Regnifloh
    Participant

    FATTIES

    #283907

    chaptal
    Participant

    Hot dogs, pizza, tacos, tapas, chicken – and those are the fresh topics here!

    #283908

    Core_Models
    Member

    Tigertree wrote >>
    I see some needless legislation in the near future.

    I’m not sure its needless, if people want to regulate and tax the hell out of my smoking because its a burden on the healthcare system…I’m just fine with socking it to the people cramming Duncan Hines products in their face 24/7.

    #283909

    Nitsud Regnifloh
    Participant

    HERE HERE

    #283910

    turnedNOTburned
    Participant

    Who’s joinin’ us fat boi’s for Dirty Franks tonight?

    #283911
    rus
    rus
    Participant

    Core_Models wrote >>

    Tigertree wrote >>
    I see some needless legislation in the near future.

    I’m not sure its needless, if people want to regulate and tax the hell out of my smoking because its a burden on the healthcare system…I’m just fine with socking it to the people cramming Duncan Hines products in their face 24/7.

    See ya in the sewers for a rat burger…

    #283912

    Hael
    Member

    rus wrote >>

    Core_Models wrote >>

    Tigertree wrote >>
    I see some needless legislation in the near future.

    I’m not sure its needless, if people want to regulate and tax the hell out of my smoking because its a burden on the healthcare system…I’m just fine with socking it to the people cramming Duncan Hines products in their face 24/7.

    See ya in the sewers for a rat burger…

    Haha!

    I agree with Core. Only problem is that (and I’m guessing here) obesity is more common among the poor due to the cost of eating healthy becoming increasingly prohibitive. Starchy, sugary, no fiber havin’ processed foods are much more affordable than fresh fruit, veggies and ribeye steak. I guess it’s ironic. Poor folks are the ones getting fat (for the most part – I have no data to back it up, just a hunch)

    Another guess: healthcare cost impact of obesity is high and going to get worse. Also, do kids go outside and play anymore or is it just too damn fun to play Madden vs playing old fashioned tackle back yard football?

    “Let them eat cake”

    #283913

    joev
    Participant

    Core_Models wrote >>

    Tigertree wrote >>
    I see some needless legislation in the near future.

    I’m not sure its needless, if people want to regulate and tax the hell out of my smoking because its a burden on the healthcare system…I’m just fine with socking it to the people cramming Duncan Hines products in their face 24/7.

    Or those Little Debbie Zebra Cakes. They taste more of tallow than zebras, if you ask me. We could burn them as candles if we needed to.

    Honestly, I think there’s an unfortunate shift from the brief moment in American history when it was cool to eat healthy foods. These days, anywhere you go, someone mentions bacon or fries or bacon stuffed with sausage and cheese and everyone goes “gaaaaahh.” There is a sharp difference between a gourmand and a glutton.

    Of course, the agribusiness system is set up against someone who wants to eat healthily. Processed food is easier and cheaper. And we keep getting fatter.

    I don’t think some forms of legislation on this is harmful or unwarranted or intrusive. I see no problem in banning transfats and high fructose corn syrup. Those two products are just crutches for the food industry. And they fuck with our brains and bodies and contribute to our national fatness. But I think legislation that empowers farmers and food processors to provide more nutritious, less calorie-dense food would be a better track to take.

    #283914

    Tigertree
    Member

    How about the parents read the backs of boxes again and make a connection between what they are putting in their kids mouth and the husky section?
    As for cheaper, my wife and I at dinner two nights ago, breakfast today, lunch and dinner yesterday and breakfast today on 5 bucks of chicken. A few vegetables from our garden, some eggs from her folks and a handful of pasta were thrown in at different times.

    #283915

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    There is an industry providing aids to obese people, like oversized toilet seats, and wands to hold paper when you can’t reach around to wipe your ass.

    #283916

    chaptal
    Participant

    alexs wrote >>
    There is an industry providing aids to obese people, like oversized toilet seats, and wands to hold paper when you can’t reach around to wipe your ass.

    and here it is.

    http://www.amazon.com/Bottom-Buddy-Toilet-Tissue-Holder/dp/B0006TSMLE/ref=pd_sim_dbs_hpc?ie=UTF8&qid=1195493186&sr=1-9

    it does have other uses.

    #283917
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    10th fattest state is an improvement, though right? Weren’t we up to number two or three not to long ago? Or maybe I’m thinking about Columbus being one of the fattest cities?

    #283918
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
    Participant

    When I go out to a mall or the movies I’m sort of shocked we’re only number 10 to be honest. And that’s not even going to somewhere like the fair… or marysville. (/jab)

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