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Obesity and sustainability

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  • Richard Risemberg
    UK researchers calculated the effect of obesity on the earth, concluding that if all the world s present population were as fat as Americans, it would add up
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 17, 2012
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      UK researchers calculated the effect of obesity on the earth, concluding that if all the world's present population were as fat as Americans, it would add up to the equivalent drain on resources of an extra billion people.

      Digging further, they correlated obesity with the prevalence of driving. To wit:

      > "One of the most important determinants of average body mass index is motor verhicle gas consumptrion per capita. So, it is no surprise to see many of the Arab countries in the list - people eat but they move very little because they drive everywhere."

      Full article:

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18462985

      Rick
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      Richard Risemberg
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