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On the thin edge

Slim pickings for India after a new study. But you should sink your teeth into whatever takes your fancy.

india Updated: Jan 13, 2010 21:47 IST

Different things trouble different people; but when it comes to personal weight, it can almost single-handedly bother everyone. So we are not surprised to read the variety of answers that have come out of a Reader’s Digest survey that looked at how different people/countries react to this loaded issue. The poll was conducted in 16 countries and 16,000 people answered the questions.

No surprises, though. The answers, in fact, were all out there, a little bit of back calculation was all we needed to do. Is it any surprise that Brazilians feel the most pressure to be thin? After all, they have the carnivals, don’t they? Or take for example, Finland: its citizens are most aware of the dangers of obesity. And, they are also the happiest people on earth. Got the link? Happy hormones, of course. China, the report says, is the country that swallows the most diet pills. Aren’t they always in a rush to top everything? France is the country most likely to blame the Americans for this problem too. Well, the historic dislike was always there.

Last but not the least India. The study says the country has the highest number of husbands who want wives to get slim. Of course, most themselves are not too worried about their well-endowed bellies. Since we have often talked in these editorials about the safest policy of all — eat and make merry, tomorrow is another day — our vote for the most sensible country goes to Hungary which is least bothered about such weighty matters. There you’re are just loved the way you are.
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