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Gaining On the US: Most Europeans To Be Overweight By 2030 329

An anonymous reader writes "Welcome to the club, Euro friends. A World Health Organization analysis concludes that within 15 years a majority of Europeans will be obese or severely overweight. In almost all countries the proportion of overweight and obesity in males was projected to increase – to reach 75% in UK, 80% in Czech Republic, Spain and Poland, and 90% in Ireland, the highest level calculated. Women fare a little better. In reviewing the results, the lead researcher said: "Our study presents a worrying picture of rising obesity across Europe. Policies to reverse this trend are urgently needed.""
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Gaining On the US: Most Europeans To Be Overweight By 2030

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  • Re:Sugar (Score:5, Funny)

    by marcello_dl ( 667940 ) on Saturday May 10, 2014 @06:11AM (#46965539) Homepage Journal

    > How many overweight people do you know that cycle regularly?

    I only know logrotate, you insensitive clod.

  • Good (Score:0, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 10, 2014 @06:14AM (#46965549)

    They'll make better targets for the next big war with Russia. Once their small, super-downsized professional armies will have been wiped out, the EU Commission will order every able-bodied male (and probably female) not part of the Ruling Elite or their servant workforce to the front where they'll be cut to shreds by machine gun fire, blown to bloody chunks by artillery and burned to death from the inside out by thermobaric weapons. It will be the show of a lifetime, watching a generation of unemployed youth exterminated in the name of Yoorop. All for naught, of course, but that's in tune with the rich Euro-nazi cultural heritage.

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