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Americans swell with crisis

May 14 2009
11:50

The Americans managed to gain weight even during the crisis. Thus, U.S. residents are the most obese nation in the world.

In a series of polls found that, in connection with the economic crisis the U.S. population is drawn to the more high-calorie food, which immediately affected the weight. Depression caused by unemployment, many Americans are "treated" in the refrigerator. Fired nurse told that two months have managed getting fat by almost 15 kilograms.

Stress on the possibility of losing their jobs, even U.S. citizens employed removes a part of snacks and an extra cup of high-calorie drinks. 43 percent of Americans surveyed reported that during the crisis gained weight, with 12 percent of them - more than 10 kilograms.

It is known that before the crisis began almost two-thirds of Americans are overweight. Governor of New York, David Paterson, even proposed a tax on the popular sweet drinks to combat obesity, which the U.S. has become akin to an epidemic.

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