Another free Dr. Pepper opportunity:

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  1. Secksy
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    Now we just wait for Meemo to come in and preach about how it's not 33 flavors.
     
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    Don't forget lev saying we are all fat because we are America and get free soft drinks.

    I'll be passing the diet dp. I don't like diet sweeteners.
     
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    Aspartame ftl. gives me migraines.
     
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    That's because aspartame slowly eats away your brain. It can create holes in your brain. I avoid anything with aspartame.

    Here's a list of the most popular symptoms

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    Well yeah if you drink one a day. I drink soda once every... week?

    What everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
     
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    The first time they did the free Dr. Pepper thing the site was impossible to get to. I'm not gonna bother with this one. Screw Dr. Pepper.
     
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    Sokar, you might have missed the point about this being a diet drink.
    Though you do bring up a good point about the growing concern of obesity in America.

    What I have to say is:
    At least you aren't drinking milk.
     
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    Canadians are almost as fat as Americans
     
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    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]The number of adults who are overweight or obese has continued to increase, as shown in Table 1. Currently, 64.5 percent of U.S. adults, age 20 years and older, are overweight and 30.5 percent are obese. Severe obesity prevalence is now 4.7 percent, up from 2.9 percent reported in the 1988 - 1994 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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    • [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Table 1[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Increase in Prevalence (%) of Overweight (BMI > 25),
    Obesity (BMI > 30) and Severe Obesity (BMI > 40) Among U.S. Adults.
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    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Overweight
    (BMI > 25)
    [/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Obesity
    (BMI > 30)
    [/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Severe Obesity
    (BMI > 40)
    [/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]1999 to 2000[/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]64.5[/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]30.5[/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]4.7[/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]1988 to 1994[/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]56.0[/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]23.0[/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]2.9[/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]1976 to 1980 [/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]46.0 [/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]14.4[/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]No Data [/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif][SIZE=small]Source: CDC, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Health, United States, 2002. Flegal et. al. JAMA. 2002;288:1723-7. NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, 1998. [/size][/FONT]
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    In 2004, approximately 6.8 million Canadian adults ages 20 to 64 were overweight, and an additional 4.5 million were obese.(1) Roughly speaking, an adult male is considered overweight when his body weight exceeds the maximum desirable weight for his height, and obese when his body weight is 20% or more over this desirable weight. A similar guideline holds true for women, but at a threshold of 25% rather than 20%. Dramatic increases in overweight and obesity among Canadians over the past 30 years have been deemed to constitute an “epidemic.”
    In 2004, Canada's population reached 31.9 million.

    Global Obesity

    tl;dr
    2000 America = Ov 64.5%, Ob/SOb 35.2%
    2004 Canada = Ov 21.35%, Ob/SOb 14.1%
     
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    I'd have to disagree.

    Statistics aside, I was listening to Kevin Hogan (an American) the other day and he talked about how Americans are too obese. He mentioned that 2/3rds of Americans are overweight. He went on to talk about the merits of being thin, and how many great things are automatically assumed about you if you're thin.

    He made such a big deal about it, and something told me that it's gotta be a huge problem.

    Most people I know in Canada are thin, and most people I see in the city don't look overweight. Yes we have some fat people, but we don't have nearly as many grossly overweight people as America does. It might be different in Alberta.

    I personally don't care how many fat people are in which country. I'm not fat, and that's all that matters to me. :)
     
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    So cold in Canada all the fattys actually burn off their fat. It's a TRUE all natural work-out lol.

    BMI is a horrible usage for actually body fat and obesity. Which is a huge problem in healthcare comparisons. In general it just measures weight compared to height. It doesn't take into count actual body fat. It would count people who are muscular, which obviously weighs more than fat, as obese...very misleading.

    Though it is a good indication for what you should weigh if you personally know you are fat.

    Not saying chunky butts aren't a problem in the US. It's a huge problem, easily more than any other country, but those stats are wonky. Providing Diet soda isn't the answer either. Just because it lacks carbs doesn't mean giving someone who is fat a diet drink is going to help at all. In fact it would probably hurt since if that option wasn't available they would drink water or something that actually helps.
     
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    If someone has 125lbs of muscle mass on them I would not consider them healthy as much as grotesquely toned; IMO there's extremes on both lack and abundance of fat and muscle and either extreme tends to negatively effect your health.


    But yeah Canada has quite a small fraction of obese people, especially Vancouver because of the high Asian population, but every once in a while (maybe every 3 months minimum) I see "that guy" who is so morbidly obese that its shocking to be around them. I remember this time about 3 years ago when this guy got on the bus, sat down and took up 3 seats and took off his watch, which had left a shockingly deep impression on his wrist. Not only did he have trouble getting his fingers to move with enough dexterity to remove his watch, but it also was set to the highest setting and he looked like he couldn't turn his arm very far either. Very sad.

    I'm not saying that big people are worse than other people in terms of Meso, Endo and Exo scale, I'm saying that having so much fat on you that it starts to effect your every day functions is really sad, the same as someone born blind or deaf or lost their sight or hearing along the way. It's not making fun of them, it's not being elitist, it's a very valid and sad truth that it's just a physical flaw they happen to be suffering from.

    And yeah, it hurts to have a physical flaw but you just gotta deal with it; I remember one time Kevin Spencer came on and he was saying to his imaginary friend that people who wear glasses dirty the genepool and don't deserve to live, and I agreed with that at some level even though I do wear glasses on a hereditary level.
     

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