Waist Line of Pacific Islanders

The size of the Pacific Islanders! We assure you, there’s not all this large, but there is an island Nauru where 94% are overweight! As food imports with little nutritional value gets imported, the weight has gone up. It is sad to read that the local resources are used less and the islanders are becoming reliant on imported processed foods. However, it’s also very possible that it’s cultural. Much like a beard in Afghanistan, a thin person can be looked down upon, and weight is part of their world. Yet, in the poorer areas in the US where fast food chains blast their $1 menu, we’re game to assume that weights have gone way up in the last twenty years.(Businessinsider – Pacific Islanders)