Has fat pig nation reached the limits of porkiness?

The elephantine porkers of America, it seems, have taken a step back from the “Mr Creosote Mint Wafer Point” (see video below). Bloomberg reports that the scales are holding steady and the U.S. “obesity epidemic” may have reached its plateau:

The number of U.S. adults and children who are considered obese may have leveled off over the past decade particularly among women, even if millions of Americans are still overweight.

So, after chowing down big time over the last 30 years, with the number of fatties more than doubling to 72 million, Americans have decided to take a break between courses.

Typical American Citizen

Still, this could be the calm before the storm, as fat fuckers have been breeding with fat sows for a couple of generations now, so propensity to lard may be incorporated into the gene pool (see large pigs or walruses as an example).  Either that, or education, various reality weight-loss TV shows, films criticising the American food industry, and food Nazi Michelle Obama are all having some impact on the trough-like behaviour of U.S. oinkers. But before you run out to celebrate by downing a couple of Big Macs, the numbers still don’t make great reading:

The researchers in the adult study found that overall, 33.8 percent of Americans were obese in 2007-2008, while 68 percent were considered either overweight or obese. Somewhat more men, about 72 percent, were classified as either overweight or obese compared with about 64 percent of women, the study showed.

Once we’ve got the obesity level under control, can we please turn our attention to breast implants. I mean, really, enough already!

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2 Responses

  1. I know it’s fashionable to think folk are far more unhealthy today then they were, say, in 1970 but this isn’t reflected in life expectancy statistics.
    In 1970 the average life expectancy was 70.8 years. It is now 78 years.

  2. Yes, modern medicine has enabled fat people to live longer than ever.

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