NZ men getting fatter

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Research shows that New Zealand men have been getting fatter faster than men in any other country since the 1980s.
A study led by the University of Washington compared the obesity trends between countries over time.
The study showed that out of 188 countries, between 1980 and 2013, the number of obese men in New Zealand increased more than any other country.
The New Zealand adult overweight and obesity rate has increased from 50% to 66% in the last 33 year while the rate over overweight and obese children has risen from 18% to 29%.
Around 2.2 million adults are overweight and 960,000 of them are obese, making New Zealand the country with the highest rate of obesity in both adults and children in Australasia.
Public health researcher from Otago University, Nick Wilson, says the increase in number of obese men is alarming and the causes are believed to be lack of exercise and poor nutrition.
Article written by  D Mulhern

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  1. That is weird we don’t have many fat men and if there are they are probably from other countries and call them chubby or plump not fat that is just mean.

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