The factors for this epidemic of obesity are a dramatic decrease in physical activity and a dependence on a Western diet. The traditional foods of the islands such as fresh fish, meat and local fruits and vegetables have been replaced by rice, sugar, flour, canned meats, canned fruits and vegetables, soft drinks and beer. The total population of the 21 island nations, territories and commonwealths in the Oceania area is just under 2 million. InI get the feeling that the obesity problem in Polynesia goes far deeper then people eating some spam and rice instead of fruits and vegetables. Their bodies seemed to have been altered via whatever is being put in Western food. You see this globally, everytime American food products hit the shores everyone starts fattening up WHY? People ate food before, and there is no proof all ate perfect "diets" in earlier times. Also one factor is poverty obviously too impacting this. There are some people who physiologically are more prone as "canaries in the coalmine" as well. What did the 900lb man eat? They certainly don't look too wealthy, what did the wife cook and make for him? I am sorry to hear that he has died but I am not surprised the world's fattest man came out of Polynesia either.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
World's Fattest Man Dies at 900lbs
World's Fattest Man Dies The Obesity Epidemic in The Pacific Islands.