Obesity has reached epidemic proportions worldwide: According to a World Health Organization study, 1 in 9 people are obese and the trend is ever-expanding. Despite a myriad of concomitant health concerns, excessive fatness continues to be embraced by many countries as a sign of health, wealth and happiness. The following list explores the top ten countries which celebrate heftiness, particularly in females, along with the historical and cultural influences which shape this love of large. In the small South Pacific island of Tonga, beauty is marked by large physical size. This coupled with a reliance on fatty, nutrient-deficient imported foods and a decrease in activity has caused the nation to embrace obesity. According to several studies released in by the North American Association for the Study of Obesity, Tongans are genetically predisposed to be fat.
Fat and fatter: the world's 10 fattest countries 2010
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Afghanistan24 : In many countries, women do not want to look like supermodels and always keep their bodies in a state of disrepair. Although everyone knows that a healthy lifestyle is better than anything and when your body is not in shape and style, you are probably losing confidence and wanting to lose weight fast. There are people in the world who do not want to get rid of their overweight and are happy about it and have enough satisfaction with the beauty of their obesity. In this section, we are going to introduce you to countries where being overweight is not a disadvantage and people are not bothered about it and many times consider it a good thing too.
The places where too many are fat and too many are thin
Body dissatisfaction is not limited to American, Asian and European women, it is a widely prevalent phenomenon. However, in the sub-Saharan Africa, the dissatisfaction is in stark contrast to the obsession with thin and skinny bodies and is largely imposed by the patriarchal society instead of fashion magazines. While women in the West starve to attain the superficial standards of thinness and beauty, young women in Mauritania — a West African country with a short supply of food — are force fed on a daily basis so that they can be fat and plump. Being covered by many layers of fat is attractive in this country where big is beautiful.
Skip to content. The causes are simple yet infuriatingly difficult to reverse — humans are eating more and moving less. And the new global food chain provides an abundance of soda and potato chips, meat and butter compared to traditional diets, which were based on less calorie- and fat-dense foods. To make matters worse, junk food is often cheaper than fruits and vegetables.