Italians are obese, lazy and have a weak heartby Claudia Moschi - 2012.12.12
Italians are obese, lazy and dissolute. That’s the portrait emerged from the Relation on the Health Service diffused by the Minister Renato Balduzzi. 40% of adults are overweight with a dangerous tendency to obesity. Same figures regard children: more than 22% struggle with the scale and 11% of them is way beyond the alarm threshold of childhood obesity. The interesting fact is that they almost all belong to the poorer class: they eat junk food with high intake of fats because it’s cheaper. That cause, every year, more than 224 thousand deaths. Italians are also incorrigibly dissolute people, unable to resist the pleasure of food, wine and tobacco. Smoke kills more than 75 thousand each year, and the more than 1.5 million young Italians drink without moderation.