T.K wrote:samoans and tongans have got big bones, we're born like that, so usually if a samoan or tongan is considered overweight, they have a longer life expectancy than someone who is asian or white because their body is built to handle weight.
But add in the diebetes factor, high blood pressure factor, and then you have to do the calculations again. I mean, a lot of Pacific Islanders diets have changed over the last half century or so. Thank the health epedimics to Mcdonalds, KFC, Fast Food Chinese take out, and of course Spam. Spam was introduced into some of the Pacific Islander's diets thanks to American soldiers who brought them over during WW2 and such. Spam is hella fat man and full of salt. YOu don't eat that stuff with your rice or yams on a daily basis!
Same goes with the Philippines. They are one of the few South East Asian/Pacific nation's that leads in high diebetes and blood pressure. .Once again they have more fast food joints now, people consume A LOT of sugar in the desserts, tropical fruit nectors. A lot of the Pinoy brothers I know like to eat out at fast food Chinese joints a lot. I don't know why but they prefer stuff.
The other Asian nations are catching up too. Vietnam for instance also has a relatively high diabetes rate in certain regions. People consume a lot of sugar through fruit drinks/nectors/natural fruits, desserts, sweets, etc etc. Moderation is not a consideration.
Once you see the bigger picture, it all makes sense we are screwed in the Land of the "free" plus our children, and our childrens children. Until the end of time.