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[–] Fllmia 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

75% of the US is overweight or obese.

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[–] Totenglocke 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

What's worse is that a higher percentage are obese than overweight.

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[–] upsidedownbackwards 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Is that by BMI or by body fat %? If it's by BMI that's so much worse. I bet half of that remaining 25% is within normal weight range but out of shape enough for their BF% to be considered overweight.

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[–] shwanky 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Im form Mississippi and I can go the entire day(s) and be the only normal weight person I interact with. I'm 5'11'' and weigh 170-175 exercise and all that and will maybe see someone who is within 50lbs of me at best.

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[–] honormyacanthosis 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Note what's missing -- the rumored explosion in anorexia due to the media, skinny models, fat shaming.

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[–] jhaluska 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Holy crap the creeping towards 60 BMI is like an evil organism progressing.

As a side note, you can tell from the data was doctored slightly due to it not being a good curve. The second bar under normal weight for males is too long while the one above it was too short. For females, the second bar above the overweight is too long while the one above it was too short. Usually this is seen in data where that is where some sort of decision point was made, with the preferred decision by the person recording it is the long.

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[–] dried_up_mantis 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Very interesting. Thank you for posting. After hearing this I would like to know more about the background of this image, where the data came from, how it was parsed, etc.

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[–] jhaluska 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

OP posted source info. If I had to guess, some people are rounding heights up and weights down.

6'0 and 180 lb males would be at 24.4. 5'0 and 140 lb females would be 27.3

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[–] 0110001111 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I'm a BMI of 21.8-22.0 by fluctuating standards. No way do i consider myself skinny in any way. How the fuck do obese people live with themselves?

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[–] GrammarStalinist 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

How the fuck do obese people live with themselves?

briefly

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[–] Fllmia 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Source? I'd love to cite this data set.

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[–] linesandpixels [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I found this: http://flowingdata.com/2016/06/14/growing-to-obesity/

Which says It's based on CDC data with a link to this: https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/annual_data/annual_data.htm

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[–] Mr_Wolf 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

With talk shows and restuarants advertising bigger portions in the late '90s and early '00s it was kind of hard to miss what was coming. Oh and taco bells nasty 4th meal campaign.

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[–] GuntPunt 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Yup, IIRC portion sizes have increased 150%, that is 2 and half times the food people used to eat. And people are more sedentary too, 36% are considered inactive and a whopping 59% of adults never participate in vigorous activity for longer than 10 minutes in a week. In 1970, 2 in 10 were working light activity jobs and 3 in 10 were in jobs that demanded high energy output. Today it is 4 in 10 working light activity jobs and only 2 in 10 in the very active jobs.

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[–] airfish 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

One of my favorite stats is obese women average one hour of exercise per year.

http://time.com/8840/obese-women-exercise-an-hour-a-year/

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[–] theepilepticferret 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Amazing and horrifying, all at the same time

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[–] F_for_1fatvendetta 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Well. That is depressing.

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