Views: 16113|Replies: 219

Germans Are Fattest People in Europe, Study Shows [Copy link] 中文

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2010-6-16 12:06:18 |Display all floors
A new study has found that Germany has the highest proportion of overweight people in Europe, partly due to the country's high beer consumption. But Britain, Greece and some Eastern Europe countries have an even higher share of truly obese people.

Germans are the fattest people in Europe according to an international study, but Britain and Greece have a higher proportion of clinically obese people.

The study by the International Association for the Study of Obesity found that in Germany 75.4 percent of men and 58.9 percent of women are overweight, far higher than levels in Italy and France.

The organization classifies people as overweight if their Body Mass Index is greater than 25. The index is arrived at by dividing one's weight in kilos by the squared height in meters. For example a man who weighs 75 kilos and is 1.8 meters tall has a BMI of 23.15 (75: 1.80² = 23.15).

But Germany is behind the Greeks, British and some Eastern European countries when it comes to obesity, classified as a BMI above 30.

Vojtech Hainer, president of IASO's European section, said Germans had not yet reached US levels of obesity. "Of all industrial states the US is the country with the highest proportion of obese people," he told SPIEGEL ONLINE.

Berthold Koletzko, food expert at Munich University, said there was a correlation between overweight and beer consumption. "Germans and the Czechs are the biggest beer drinkers, " he told Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. Both countries are at or near the top of Europe's fatness ranking.

Obesity is regarded as one of the biggest health risks in developed countries. Obesity-related diseases include diabetes and heart problems.

cro/AFP
1.jpg

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 7Rank: 7Rank: 7

2018 Most Popular Member 2016 Most Popular Member Glod Medal 2015 Most Popular Member 2012's Best Moderator Medal of honor August's Best Contributor 2012 July's Best Contributor 2012 Gold Medal

Post time 2010-6-16 14:21:44 |Display all floors
Originally posted by ilearnabc at 2010-6-16 12:06
A new study has found that Germany has the highest proportion of overweight people in Europe, partly due to the country's high beer consumption. But Britain, Greece and some Eastern Europe countrie ...


It wont work darl, he never takes the bait. he is a good Westerner

Chao Ren VFP

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2010-6-16 14:40:18 |Display all floors
Originally posted by 1584austin at 2010-6-16 14:21


It wont work darl, he never takes the bait. he is a good Westerner

Chao Ren VFP


He needs a banana as a bait.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

August's Best Writer 2012

Post time 2010-6-16 14:40:31 |Display all floors
Originally posted by ilearnabc at 2010-6-16 12:06
A new study has found that Germany has the highest proportion of overweight people in Europe, partly due to the country's high beer consumption. But Britain, Greece and some Eastern Europe countrie ...

for me it is not offensive to be called fat or short or whatever concerning my appearance.I would worry a lot if people had got a problem with my behaviour.How many times should I tell that it is people's personality it counts .
So for me all the above are meaningless.There are fat greek and slim greek ,fat german and slim germans.
You can change your body if you like .You can gain or lose weight but you can not change your personality.This is the most important thing.
I really    love China,半个 中国 人

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2010-6-16 14:45:18 |Display all floors
Originally posted by xilaren at 2010-6-16 14:40

for me it is not offensive to be called fat or short or whatever concerning my appearance.I would worry a lot if people had got a problem with my behaviour.How many times should I tell that it is ...


Do you think a chunk would have good manner? You are wrong. If all meat without potato even cannot manage his weight, how could he manage his own life.

Think about it!

[ Last edited by ilearnabc at 2010-6-16 02:46 PM ]

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2010-6-16 14:46:05 |Display all floors
If a person doesn't care about him/herself, how could he really cares others?

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 7Rank: 7Rank: 7

2018 Most Popular Member 2016 Most Popular Member Glod Medal 2015 Most Popular Member 2012's Best Moderator Medal of honor August's Best Contributor 2012 July's Best Contributor 2012 Gold Medal

Post time 2010-6-16 15:05:36 |Display all floors
Originally posted by ilearnabc at 2010-6-16 14:45


Do you think a chunk would have good manner? You are wrong. If all meat without potato even cannot manage his weight, how could he manage his own life.

Think about it!




Chao Ren VFP

Use magic tools Report

You can't reply post until you log in Log in | register

BACK TO THE TOP
Contact us:Tel: (86)010-84883548, Email: blog@chinadaily.com.cn
Blog announcement:| We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to use content, including words, photos and videos, which you provide to our blog
platform, for non-profit purposes on China Daily media, comprising newspaper, website, iPad and other social media accounts.