We are Fattest People on the Planet

jawsIt’s official – just in case you might have thought the crowd you saw at WalMart was only an optical illusion – Americans are the most overweight persons in the world, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2007 Statistical Abstract of the United States .

Americans are heavier than Mexicans, Australians, Greeks, New Zealanders and the Brits. Americans’ love of water — Americans drank more than 23 gallons of bottled water per person in 2004 — is balanced by a love of sweets. Americans ate more than twice as much high-fructose corn syrup per person in 2004 as we did in 1980.