Despite the many problems related to excessive fatness, obesity voluntarily covered many countries because it is considered a sign of health, wealth and happiness. The list offered below will talk about ten countries, and mindful of obesity, especially women, because of historical and cultural developments in these countries only contribute to this.
On the small island of Tonga in the South Pacific, the beauty are considered to be large physical size. This combined with the fatty, nutrient-poor branded food and lack of physical activity gave birth to the nation gripped by obesity. Of the 140 thousand adult residents of the island 100 thousand are overweight.
Several studies released in 2004 North American Association for the study of obesity, suggests that the inhabitants of the Islands of Tonga are genetically predisposed to be complete. Addiction to women's fullness also rooted in local customs and inheritance.
Kuwait in the middle East is not only rich in oil deposits, but also certain people. Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death in this country, and 52% of Kuwaiti women over the age of 15 are obese. Historically, these desert nomads considered fatness a sign of health and wealth, and this trend can clearly be seen to this day.
In a country where women's development is a taboo, wives are frequently prized merely as decorative elements, which serve for filling the house. Than women and more — the richer the house.
The leaders of this once isolated island sought to connect it with the rest of the world, and resulted in the diet of the inhabitants of Fiji came high-calorie foods. The customs of this nation of the South Pacific revolve around food alms to others to demonstrate prosperity. This combined with a lack of awareness about the health risks has led to the fact that the majority of Fiji's population suffers from excess weight. However, they are not only thick, they're happy. A large waist size has long revered the woman as a sign of health, wealth and fertility.
Given the fact that 65% of Jamaican women classified as full, the perfect beach body has a size almost twice the medical standards. National feature the women on the island is the large hips and buttocks, a condition known as "steatopygia" (i.e., excessive deposition of adipose tissue in the area of the buttocks).
A study conducted in 1993 in rural areas of Jamaica, showed that the symmetry there is associated with grief, and excess weight — with happiness, kindness and social harmony. Consequently, there's a whole market of tablets, which caters to young women who want to gain weight.
Since the country abandoned its Pacific diet of tubers and fish in favor of the food that became popular during the Second world war, the body weight in Samoa began to grow. However, obesity is not something new: the natives suffer from a lack of food for many centuries, and biological anthropologists believe that the Samoans are genetically "programmed" to store extra calories in fat tissue. This natural tendency leads to the emergence of large populations of people, and consequently, large women are the norm.
6. South Africa
Because of the prevalence of HIV weight loss is associated with illness, as a result, in South Africa formed a negative attitude to harmony. The centuries-old correlation between higher weight and greater riches are unable to overcome even the European ideas about the ideal body size that appeared in the period of postapartheid. Big women still love their weight, which is the intuitive preference as the indicator of the health and financial status.
For centuries, Afghan women are fully valued for what strongly contrasted with the barren environment. Female fertility among the nomads, eking a miserable existence in the Sands, is strongly associated with the accumulation of extra pounds. The burqa for the most part hides the precise contours of the female body, however, a round face with soft features here is the object of desire.
On the island of Tahiti in French Polynesia there was local custom "he hapori". Literally, it means "to fatten". Young women were fattened, and then presented to the leader, so he could appreciate their beauty and fertility. The veneration of obesity continues here to this day, partly because of a diet rich in coconut milk and carbohydrates. Women of Tahiti, still love their round face and round shape.
The nation of Nauru are known not only to the world's highest level of diabetes in 31% of the population, it is notable for the fact that a covered obesity. 14 thousand people inhabit this small island in the South Pacific, associate fullness with beauty and fertility. Women fattened up to prepare for the birth of children, and men for competition in the power.
Phosphate deposits covering the greater part of the island, impeded large-scale agriculture. The import of fresh produce continues to be unprofitable, so the cheapest, but leading to obesity products imported from New Zealand and Australia.
This people, living in drought-ridden West Africa, women's fullness — a synonym of beauty and wealth. Although sometimes forced food (indicated by the word "gavage", borrowed from the French language. The word denotes the process of force-feeding a goose, whose liver then go for foie Gras) is still practiced here, and young girls absorb a huge amount of fat camel milk daily.
Women are not able to convert this amount of fat in kilograms and can't run as a "fat farm", so have to take antihistamines and steroids of animal origin to stimulate the appetite. Exercise is not encouraged, and women after the birth of children often divorce because they fail to maintain a huge volume of the body.