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Cybele asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 decade ago

If obesity is caused by fast food and a sedentary lifestyle, why are so many Mennonites fat?

I do work at a public school where about half the kids are old order Mennonites and compared to the non-Mennonites, they’re absolutely enormous. About 30% of them are overweight or obese

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  • 1 decade ago
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    its because of their diet or some hereditary problem.

  • 1 decade ago

    That's because their diet, although not fast food, is still unhealthy.

    A grown up person needs limited dairy products and this I guess is one of the reasons. Also the modern techniques of fat reduction (of meat and dairy) are not accessibel to the amish.

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