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    Stupid fat unhealthy poms deluded.

    I reckon it's all the steroids in the meat.
    Four in 10 obese Britons think they are healthy, poll finds

    Britons must be given better education about weight problems, experts have urged, as a survey found that four in 10 obese people think they are actually healthy. People find it difficult to acknowledge their weight problems if those around them are also obese, it is claimed. Photo: ALAMY

    More than a quarter of people in Britain are clinically obese, yet only one in seven admit it, it is claimed.

    Four in 10 people who were actually obese thought they were a 'healthy' weight, according to the Bupa Health Pulse poll, suggesting Britons are "blissfully unaware" of the dangers of eating too much and not taking enough exercise.

    Tam Fry, spokesman for the National Obesity Forum, said that schoolchildren, adults and even NHS workers all need better education about what represents an unhealthy weight.

    He said: “There’s a lot of literature showing that not only can individuals not recognise obesity in themselves, but also a lot of health professionals can’t tell the difference between a healthy weight and an unhealthy weight.”

    Mr Fry said it was important for pupils to be taught about the dangers of obesity, not just for their own sake but also to avoid them later having children who go on to be overweight.



    Although it is more difficult for adults to change their ways, he said family doctors can help.
    “If they fail to be honest with their patients and tell them they’re fat, the consequence will be they become fatter.”
    He said GPs will protest that patients will not come back if they are told they are obese and warned about their increased risks of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, but insisted: “There’s nothing like a shot of fear to make people wake up and say ‘maybe I should do something about it’.”
    Britain's obesity epidemic is reaching crisis point as the NHS struggles to cope with increasing numbers of patients with conditions caused by their weight.
    Research studies have shown that people fail to recognise obesity in their own family members, especially when they live in areas where being overweight is common.
    The findings come after NHS data revealed that one in three children leave primary school either overweight or obese, despite most starting school at a healthy weight.
    The Bupa survey, which questioned 2,000 people in Britain and 1,000 from in other countries, also disclosed that British people are among the most overweight in the world.
    Almost six in ten people in Britain had a body mass index of 25 or more, meaning they were overweight.
    Of the 12 countries surveyed only three had more overweight people, America with 64 per cent measured as overweight, Saudi Arabia with 64 per cent and Australia with 60 per cent.
    The survey found that 85 per cent of people with a BMI of 30 or more admitted they would like to lose weight and well over half, or 64 10 cent would like to exercise more.
    Dr Sneh Khemka, Medical Director, Bupa International, said: “Nowadays it seems every time you open the paper or turn on the news, there is a new story about how we are becoming a nation of overweight people.
    "This study not only confirms that the obesity epidemic is real, but more importantly highlights that many of us are still blissfully unaware of the enormity of the issue.
    "As we all know, obesity is linked to a host of diseases, including higher rates of cancer, and is all round bad news. But the good news is that people who recognise the issue are keen to do something about it, something society must capitalise on."
    The survey was conducted by Ipsos MORI and involved questioning 13,373 people in total in 12 countries earlier this year.
    These were: Australia, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Thailand, UK and US
    Respondents were asked for their weight and height which was used to calculate BMI. They were also asked whether they considered themselves healthy, and whether they suffered from obesity, as well as a range of other chronic conditions.



    Four in 10 obese Britons think they are healthy, poll finds - Telegraph

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo
    “If they fail to be honest with their patients and tell them they’re fat, the consequence will be they become fatter.”
    But its so much more polite to say they're big boned.

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    Too bad all those 'big bones' are in their asses.

    The Americans, Limeys, and Aussies are all a bunch of fat bastards.

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    I blame a sedentary lifestyle and computer games.
    Do kids still ride bikes and climb trees?
    Do schools still have phys ed classes?
    Why are these little fuckers so fat?
    When I was at school there was usually 1 fat kid in the class and the fat kid always had the same name funnily enough, 'fatty' or 'fatso'.
    One in three children leaving primary schools is overweight or obese - Telegraph One in three children leaving primary schools is overweight or obese

    One in three children leaving primary school is either obese or overweight, official NHS data has revealed.

    The figures raise questions over the success of healthy school dinner campaigns popularised by Jamie Oliver and school exercise programmes











    The figures are based on measurements taken from more than one million children and show that youngsters are getting fatter.

    In 2006/7 there were 31.6 per cent of children aged ten and 11 were overweight or obese compared with 33.4 per cent in 2010/11.Children appear to be getting fat during their school years as the figures show that fewer children were obese or overweight when they started school.

    The proportion of children starting primary school obese or overweight has dropped from 22.9 per cent in 2006/7 to 22.6 per cent in 2010/11.

    The figures raise questions over the success of healthy school dinner campaigns popularised by Jamie Oliver and school exercise programmes.

    Diane Abbott the Shadow Public Health minister said: "What is needed is nothing short of a revolution and yet the government is really struggling with the basics."



    Boys were fatter than girls in both age groups with 23.9 per cent of boys obese or overweight at age four and five compared with 21.3 per cent of girls.
    While at age ten and 11, 34.9 per cent of boys were obese or overweight compared with 31.8 per cent of girls.
    Children tended to be fatter in urban and deprived areas, the figures revealed.
    Tim Straughan, Chief Executive of the NHS Information Centre which collected the data, said: “More than one million children in England are measured as part of the National Child Measurement Programme, which shows today that while the proportion of four-to-five year olds who are obese has fallen, the opposite has happened among 10 and 11-year-olds.
    “This means that while fewer than one in 10 children in Reception Year are obese; for children in their final year of primary school this prevalence is nearly one in every five.”
    Paul Sacher, paediatric dietitian and chief research officer at MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition...Do it!), an organisation that provides weight management programmes for families, said: “With childhood obesity levels rising, it is hugely concerning that not nearly enough is being done to turn the tide on this very serious health epidemic.
    "With one in three children overweight or obese in the UK, the government must intervene to protect the health of our nation’s children and prevent this crisis from continuing to spiral out of control.
    "With the health consequences of obesity including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer currently costing the NHS £5.1bn per year, the significant financial and human costs associated with obesity has never been clearer.”
    Ms Abbott said the government’s approach of involving industry to form policy on public health was failing.
    She said: “Andrew Lansley’s response to this issue is deeply concerning.
    “The entire strategy over the coming years can, shockingly, be summed up in two words: ‘eat less.’
    “The government has axed its expert advisory group on obesity, is continuing to hollow out Change4Life, and has got fast food firms writing government policy for them with ‘responsibility deals.’
    “Equally concerning is the way the government is eroding school meal standards, ruling out a ban on trans-fats, and is rejecting the Food Standard Agency’s plans for reducing saturated fat content. The government isn’t even heading in the right direction on this issue.”
    Anne Milton, Public Health Minister, said: "Being overweight is bad for our health. We need to give children the best start in life so it is good that there are fewer obese children in Reception, and we hope this is the start of a trend.
    "We recently set out our ambitions to reduce levels of obesity by 2020 in the Obesity Call to Action. We want to make it easier for people to make better choices. In January we will launch a new Change4Life campaign to help families follow a balanced diet."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo
    “If they fail to be honest with their patients and tell them they’re fat, the consequence will be they become fatter.”
    But its so much more polite to say they're big boned.
    No such thing as 'big boned'.

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    ^ There is.

    Just look at the size of some peoples wrists

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    No such thing as 'big boned'.
    it used to be "i cant help it, its me glands"

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    It's not just fast foods and big bones (you'd have to dig deep in there to find any bones).

    Inactivity and boredom = focusing on food.

    Something that is virtually always left out of the equation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyFree View Post
    It's not just fast foods and big bones (you'd have to dig deep in there to find any bones).

    Inactivity and boredom = focusing on food.

    Something that is virtually always left out of the equation.
    Not to mention leading a sedentary lifestyle.
    People need to be active, go hiking, biking, play sports play with the kids, not sit around watching tele all day or playing computer games or posting on Forums like this.

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    Yea. .

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    How come we keep being told ''the immigrants are as British as you or I ''
    Except when its a negative story, then they seem not to be British any more -
    why not have photos of some British Indian with a lorry tyre of belly fat bulging from her Sari, or a British African waddling into KFC ?
    they certainly carry enough lard,

    As for the Australians engaging in their gratuitous Pommy bashing
    have a read of the OP

    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo
    Of the 12 countries surveyed only three had more overweight people, America with 64 per cent measured as overweight, Saudi Arabia with 64 per cent and Australia with 60 per cent.
    and what about the other 180 countries in the world before awarding the pokiest nation award ?








    lets wind up with a photo of koojo


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    Yes all the western countries have obesity problems it's true.
    And the cause is the same.
    Bad diet and lack of excercise.
    Must say I'm surprised at the Aussie figures though considering the traditional sporting prowess and manly physique of your average aussie male.
    Must be the lardarse pommy immigrants skewing the figures.

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    They maybe fat but there's more to love.

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    Lack of excercise and over eating, types the man who's a fewish pounds overweight with a beer in his hand.

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    I take a lot of these medical 'studies' with a pinch of salt. Obesity is determined by a persons BMI (body mass index). BMI of 25+ is fat, 30+ is considered obese, which indicates that most professional footballers/rugbyists would be classed as obese .

    Certainly can't argue that there are more lard-arses about (why do all the fattest UK women insist on wearing leggings?) and Koojo's right - junk food and no exercise being the reason behind it. In the west we're brain washed into regulated mealtimes i.e. it's 'x' o'clock so we've gotta eat now, not because we are hungry or not.
    Not that any of it it applies to me (BMI 24.2) which proves that all those ladies calling out 'handsome man' down soi 8 are, in fact, quite correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurgen View Post
    Lack of excercise and over eating, types the man who's a fewish pounds overweight with a beer in his hand.
    Do I know you?

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    There were seemingly (to my eyes anyway) a lot less fatties around last time I was in the UK.
    There is however a paranoia created by the media regarding over-protectionism of kids from playing outside, like all kids used to do a generation or so ago. Kids used to play footie, climb trees, make dens, dam streams etc, whenever the weather (or not) permitted it.
    Now every newspaper rag and media message feeds public fear about pedos and drunk drivers around every corner. Unsurprisingly, a lot of parents keep their kids at home all the time, mollified with computer games and shit snack foods.

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