The guy who wrote the second article, Justin Stoneman, sounds like a condesceding prick. Yeah, obesity is rampant in America (I can't speak on behalf of Europe because I'll be damned if I ever go there), but I don't care what a scrawny European thinks about our eating habits.
Not to mention, the system for determining underweight, normal weight, overweight, obese, and morbidly obese is seriously such a crappy system. In reality it's not as bad as the numbers might suggest.
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keep your mouth shut. one more time, please and thank you." -user: chingy_