Wednesday, 4 April 2007

How fat is your country?

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It's more or less common knowledge that the United States is the fattest country in the world. But if you're not American, how does your country stack up? Are the Dutch bigger than the Danish, or vice versa? What about the Italians, the Norwegians, the Irish?

The smart folks at Wikipedia have compiled an easy-to-read chart of the world's largest countries, ranking them by the percentage of the total population with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30. (A BMI greater than 30 is considered obese.)

It may not help you reach new fitness goals, but it's interesting to know how your county stacks up.

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