Study Says The New Stereotype of Americans Is Being Overweight

August 8, 2017

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How does the rest of the world view Americans?  As overweight.  Researchers from the University of Washington analyzed 10 studies where a total of 1,000 college students were shown pictures of people of different races and asked to gauge their country of residence. It found that the pictures of people with a BMI of more than 25, which is considered overweight, were viewed to be American more than any other country.  In particular overweight Asians are though tot be American more than any other ethnic group.  Another study found that American and British girls are the worst in the world for carrying dangerous stomach fat. On average, almost 87% of men and more than three-quarters of women in the list are 'overfat’, which is storing our weight around the middle rather than elsewhere on their body, which puts us at risk of diabetes and cancer.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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