Kuwait's love affair with fast food
November 8th, 2012
11:30 AM ET
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Thanks to its large reserves of oil, the small Gulf state of Kuwait has transformed over the decades from a humble pearl-farming backwater into one of the world's richest countries per capita.

But too much of a good thing, as many of Kuwait's 2.6 million inhabitants are discovering, can be problematic.

In recent years, Kuwaiti waistlines have swollen to make them among the most obese people on the planet. Nearly 70% of Kuwaiti males over 15 are overweight or obese, according to the World Health Organization. For women, the figures are even worse - slightly over 80%.

Read the full story - Fast-food-loving Kuwaitis fight fat with stomach stapling

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  1. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    I always find the differences in menu items amongst the same fast food "restaurant" through different regions and countries interesting.

    For example, you will only find the McKinley Mac in Alaskan McDonald's and I can't remember what was different about the McDizzle's in South Korea. I can't find a Spicy McChicken sandwich around here to save my life, though fortunately Burger King carries a version of one. Spicy anything in the MidWest is a treasure hunt. This area of the country has the most bland tastebuds on the planet.

    Imports like myself have a tough time finding places we like to eat that aren't just burgers and fries.

    November 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
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