Brazilian women too fat, men drink too much: study

Full story: Reuters 142
BRASILIA - Women in Brazil are not as slim as their internationally famed models may suggest and up to one-third of men drink too much, a survey showed on Wednesday.More than 44 percent of women are overweight ... Full Story
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Will

United States

#1 Mar 14, 2007
Wrong... I just returned from Rio de Janeiro, and Salvador Bahia, from a month long trip, and the woman there are more in shape, than any american city I have been to. Yes most woman that do have a few extra ponds, Don't hide it, and are proud of their bodies.

Your research is way off... There are more healh aware Brasilians than there are Americans - that actualy watch what they eat, and exercise daily. We Fat Americans, need to get out of our cars and walk more... which is why the average Brasilian is in better shape than Americans.

Shame on you Reuters,for putting out false information. I would think the author would put your name in this release... but it's some overweight, mother of 3 sitting on her fat butt...

Why don't you actually take a trip, and have a look, and do a proper survey... Reuters, before you pump out your False Press Releases ... It's discusting to read this crap.
AracajuSol

Seattle, WA

#2 Mar 14, 2007
I think a common person with average observation skills could dispute the "survey" that this article reports on. When my wife would go to the doctor in Aracaju and she was 1.3 kgs over the average weight, the doctor told her she is overweight. 5'2" woman weighing 107 lbs. or 47 kgs, with small bone structure. Right, if she shed another kg, she'd be a stick with boobs.

"Brazilian health officials say that the rate still falls short of levels in the United States but that they are concerned. "It is higher than we would like," said Deborah Malta, one of the survey's coordinators." -taken from article

Um, right. Because you want all your women anorexic so they fit in those tight bikinis and jeans, so they can fit that status quo of what you "think" is "beautiful"?

From Article too - "Average consumption of fruits and vegetables was "far below" the minimum daily recommendation of 400 grams (14 ounces), the survey said".

One word, bullshit.
syl

Sevilla, Spain

#3 Mar 15, 2007
I think it´s wrong too......if you compare women in brazil with women in other countries like the uk and usa, they have a real problem with obesity.....in Brazil that´s not true.
Brazilian men drink a lot less than englishmen and in Spain, for example, people drink all the time, breakfast, lunch and dinner.....everyday !
McGregor

Boulder, CO

#4 Mar 15, 2007
This article stands out at being ridiculous! As an American who travelled in many European and South American countries, I must confess that Brazilian standards for fitness and beauty are the strictest I've found anywhere.

Brazilian people wake up for a 30 minutes morning exercise before going to work, work surprinsingly hard for the salary they get, and go home to do an evening session of sports or aerobics. Weekends are usually full of activities. All this leads to incredibly beautiful bodies - both women and men. What they call fat we call regular, what they call obese we call fat, and what we call obese they call monstrous. Overall, they are MUCH MORE fit then we are, hands down. I could not see a single obese person by our standards. I don't know where this guy took this survey from, but it you trust this source that means all the millions of fat people got to be hidding.
Clara

Sun Prairie, WI

#5 Mar 15, 2007
That's really sad I hope it gets better because I don't want another country to become really overweight because it seems like our whole world is, and it's not healthy and we need to start doing something about it.
Joe

United States

#6 Mar 16, 2007
St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow. You haven't seen drinking in Brazil to match what's about to go down in the U.S.
Snake

Bronx, NY

#7 Mar 19, 2007
Brazilian women are a billion times more in shape then American women. I was there and many of the women have really tight bodies.

There are fat cow women, but that is mostly in the North Eastern poriton of the country.

The South has the VS looking models.

U.S. women are the UGLIEST in the world. The OP is a gay faggot, that thinks America is best in everything. America makes the worst cars and has the worst women on earth.
Brenda Breen

Braintree, MA

#8 Mar 20, 2007
I was in Brazil 6 years ago (Sao Paulo and Salvad, Bahia). The women and the men that I saw were all quite slim. They do not have all the junk food that we have here in the USA. However, at the beaches especially, I did not see anyone except for one woman, who was over 50 (that was me in a one piece bathing suit!!!. I do not think over 50 year olds are not there but I believe that they must go into hiding or at least, they shun the beaches. If we only counted women from 21-40, we could also say American women are slim. Oh - by the way, take a look at the Brazilian women here in the USof A; they have a little fat on them!!
Snake

Bronx, NY

#9 Mar 21, 2007
"If we only counted women from 21-40, we could also say American women are slim."

Brazilian women would defeat American women in that category in a heatbeat.
Even on many U.S. college campuses there are nothing but fat obese whales. Very few ar slim.

Since: Feb 07

Fernandopolis

#10 Mar 21, 2007
ridiculous!!!!!
I'm a brazilian and I know, brazilian's woman aren't fat!!!
I'm a little suspect for saying this but is the true!!
Sure, there are fat woman, but it is the minority
Ryan Saina

London, UK

#11 Mar 22, 2007
Dear All, please be advised, I have been having gringo holidays for years in Brasil. No lies but I've shagged at least 150 Brasilian women in my life time. I am finding them a little over the last 3 years. This report is accurate for all your information.
americano

Erembodegem, Belgium

#12 Apr 1, 2007
I was virtually shocked when I went to Colombia and saw the types of bodies even hot dog sellers on the streets had.
Those girls over there had really nice bodies and figures in general.... 40 year old colombian mothers were thinner and in better shape than many 18 year old never married american girls.
but what do colombians eat? generally speaking a light breakfast, big lunch and their tea time is some bread with butter and cocoa around 4pm, then a light dinner
they also walk and ride bicicles a lot and junk food is generally speaking not part of their culture.... so junk food comes like one every 3 months or so for some sort of social gattering with friends.
I am 5'9 and 160 male and I was fitting right in with the guys.
now look at americans, breakfast at mcdonalds, lunch at some mexican taco place, dinner at subway, we never get off our cars and we hardly exercise.... how can we not be fatsos?
Markinho

Öckerö, Sweden

#13 Apr 21, 2007
One thing is true! In Brazil they eat a lot unhealthy food. I was really scared the first time I was there. They put sugar in everything and a lot. They eat fat food and only white bread. I dont think Brazilian woman look fat but im more concerned about their health when it comes down to heart diseases and other bad food related diseases.
Sara - Rio de Janeiro

Öckerö, Sweden

#14 Apr 21, 2007
It's not true!
I´m a brazilian woman and I know exactly about I´m talking.
More than 44 percent of women are overweight in Rio de Janeiro? In Rio everybody cares a lot about how the body looks ´cause they like show it! We like be in good shape! Many people go gym everyday and make a lot exercise. Doesn´t make sense at all. Of course some people can be overweight, but it´s the minority!
playmate

Senec, Slovakia

#15 Apr 21, 2007
we in slovakia are lean and mean !
Anon

United States

#17 May 1, 2007
Umm, people...I think we are taking this article too seriously. I mean, look at the method of research:

"The survey...polled more than 54,000 people by telephone from August to December of 2006"

Which one of us if asked whether we thought we were too fat would say "no?" Now consider what you would say if ASKED (i.e. not weighed for proof) in a looks-conscious nation such as Brazil. Shame on the researchers!
Luiz

Moreno Valley, CA

#19 May 3, 2007
Brenda Breen wrote:
I was in Brazil 6 years ago (Sao Paulo and Salvad, Bahia). The women and the men that I saw were all quite slim. They do not have all the junk food that we have here in the USA. However, at the beaches especially, I did not see anyone except for one woman, who was over 50 (that was me in a one piece bathing suit!!!. I do not think over 50 year olds are not there but I believe that they must go into hiding or at least, they shun the beaches. If we only counted women from 21-40, we could also say American women are slim. Oh - by the way, take a look at the Brazilian women here in the USof A; they have a little fat on them!!
You are way out of the truth Brenda! We cannot say American women are slim by ANY standard! Besides, they do not even act feminine anymore (thanks to Friedman I guess)! I've been there, and can state that Brazilians are without doubt, the fittest people in the world.
Luiz

Moreno Valley, CA

#20 May 3, 2007
Snake wrote:
"If we only counted women from 21-40, we could also say American women are slim."
Brazilian women would defeat American women in that category in a heatbeat.
Even on many U.S. college campuses there are nothing but fat obese whales. Very few ar slim.
AGREE 100% Snake.
Denise

Barnesville, OH

#23 Jun 23, 2007
This survey is bull...
Brazilians are very fit,and they eat "real" food,not junk food!
Go to Rio and you are going to see everybody working out before or after work.
Samba is a good work out also!!!!
Adevair vasconcelos

Bronx, NY

#24 Jun 24, 2007
I am realy amazed that i am part of this discussion, but this is so far the most stupid topic,Brazil is a multiracial country,is normal to look a litlle exotic,people that lives in the tropics is prone to be in shape,why are we comparing women anyway,women are not baseball cards, i am Brazilian and i do agree brazilian women are in shape, so are the women from california,anybody ever heard of formosa beach, and ukraine,mongolia,russia.Surpri se me that guys like to compare women so much,but have anybody notice that most of the beer sucker over 30s are growing boobs ? Guys should never grow those.!!

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