Germans are the Fattest Europeans

Unless its citizens are fooling the Body Mass Index (BMI) with a lot of muscle tone (BMI is useless at measuring whether those of an athletic persuasion are carrying extra poundage outside the gym),  Germany weighs in as Europe’s fattest nation, and is on a par with the United States.

In 2007, the International Association for the Study of Obesity found that that 75.4 percent of  German men and 58.9 percent of  women were overweight. According to a new study by Germany’s Federal Research Institute for Food and Nutrition, the situation is a result of being clueless about food and calories, increasing laziness and, as Reuters notes,  drinking too much beer after eating sausages.

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