The United States may soon no longer lead the world in obesity. A new study has found that Australia’s obesity rates are climbing at such a fast pace, within 10 years Australia could actually bypass the United States as the fattest country in the world. USA! USA! From BBC News:
While studies show that obesity rates in other developed countries like the US have begun to level off, Australia’s are still on the rise.
Late last year, it climbed to fourth in the OECD’s ranking of advanced nations with the largest proportion of obese citizens (28.3%), behind the US, Mexico and New Zealand.
And a study by the State of Victoria Department of Human Services predicted in 2008 that without effective intervention, 83% of men and 75% of women would be overweight or obese by 2025.
Of course, the article also goes on to say that Western-influenced food such as McDonald’s and Coca Cola are partially responsible for the spike, which I feel as Americans, we are partially to blame. But whatever: YEAH! Not the fattest anymore! Hey Australia, you so fat, when you sit around the house, you literally sit around the house. Hey Australia, I hear you so fat, you’ve got more rolls than a bakery! Am I right? *high fives*