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Overeating now bigger global problem than lack of food

There are 10 comments on the New Scientist story from Dec 13, 2012, titled Overeating now bigger global problem than lack of food. In it, New Scientist reports that:

The largest ever study into the state of the world's health has revealed that, for the first time, the number of years of healthy living lost as a result of people eating too much outweigh the number lost by people eating too little.

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tim

Carlton, Australia

#1 Dec 13, 2012
Stop picking on overweight people , so what if we love our food.
Shila

East Maitland, Australia

#2 Dec 13, 2012
Thats sad. People should eat to live & not live to eat.

Since: Apr 11

Roma, QLD

#3 Dec 13, 2012
lol food
Support du Beady

Milton, Australia

#4 Dec 13, 2012
Australian Bigot wrote:
lol food
What's so funny about food, BigOat?
sid

Chermside, Australia

#5 Dec 13, 2012
Shila wrote:
Thats sad. People should eat to live & not live to eat.
Yes and for many it would be nice if actually had something to eat to keep them alive.

Since: Apr 11

Roma, QLD

#6 Dec 14, 2012
Support du Beady wrote:
<quoted text> What's so funny about food, BigOat?
lol Oats
Shila

Australia

#8 Dec 14, 2012
sid wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes and for many it would be nice if actually had something to eat to keep them alive.
Yes true but I have noticed that a lot of these skinny partially starving men & women in the slums of delhi & rural areas of india make it to their 70's, 80's & even 90's begging, farming or driving rick shaws without having cardiac issues or knowing what diabetes is....no joke.
sid

Chermside, Australia

#9 Dec 14, 2012
Shila wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes true but I have noticed that a lot of these skinny partially starving men & women in the slums of delhi & rural areas of india make it to their 70's, 80's & even 90's begging, farming or driving rick shaws without having cardiac issues or knowing what diabetes is....no joke.
Maybe so so but average indian life expectancy is 65 years, australian life expectancy is 82 years.
Shila

Australia

#10 Dec 14, 2012
sid wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe so so but average indian life expectancy is 65 years, australian life expectancy is 82 years.
Few causes for that:
- not every poor there is able to outlive hunger & starvation
- middle class Indians that are able to feed themselves, generally don't exercise & eat more than they should be. They have servants doing things for them, aren't into sports & recreational stuff.
- People from that part of the world have lower metabolism compared to other races, that's why metabolic disorders like diabetes & cardiac issues tends to be common amongst them. I know quite a few Indians here that have died here in syd, while still in their forties from sudden cardiac arrest.
Temper

Macleay Island, Australia

#11 Apr 12, 2013
Some people buy food & waste it so they are under eating. And whats wrong with being gluttony? Nobody cares if there is someone wasting food & throwing it all up to become anorexic or bulimic (bulimia).

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