Numbers Game: A World of Difference

According to recent estimates, 30.6 percent of adults in the United States are classified as obese (Body Mass Index of 30 or higher,) while only 3.2 percent of the adult population in Japan falls into that category.

With that in mind, here’s an interesting fact:

Average caloric consumption in the US clocks in at __________ calories a day, whereas the average Japanese citizen takes in ___________ calories a day.

(Sources: World Health Organization, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Health Data)

a) 3,040/2,600
b) 3,770/2,770
c) 4,500/2,100
d) 3,520/2,900

Leave your guess in the “comments” section and come back on Tuesday for the answer.

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3 Comments

  1. aishchai said on July 26th, 2008

    Hmm. Okay. I’m guessing d. Unless its c. Okay, d. Final guess.

  2. everythingvegetarian said on July 27th, 2008

    D sounds good to me.

  3. martalaura said on July 28th, 2008

    Yup, it looks like D to me but it might be A as well. I can’t imagine the caloric intake is so different. In Japan they eat lots of vegetables but they also like fried foods and oils. The difference is that they have more activity there than in the US. I think that all the exercise and adding all that fiber to food makes a difference.

    Ah, lets be original and say A.

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