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Correlation between gas prices & waist size?

Someone on another board mentioned that there's a correlation between gas prices and people's weight (Americans, obviously, since we're the only overweight people in the world with cars).

As prices went up, the average weight went down.
Permalink Send private email xampl 
July 14th, 2007 11:05am
gas is like 50 cents gallon in Iran. I don't think they're abnormally fat.
Permalink Send private email strawdog sobriquet 
July 14th, 2007 11:18am
So you walk?
Permalink trollop 
July 14th, 2007 11:58am
>gas is like 50 cents gallon in Iran. I don't think
>they're abnormally fat.

It's rationed.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 14th, 2007 1:25pm
It's only been rationed recently.

More sensible would be to tie discretionary income, existence of public transportation, percentage of wages spent on transport, % ownership of cars.

But yes, the more you walk, the thinner you are. Cities in the US with bad parking situations and good public transportation tend to have thinner women.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 14th, 2007 2:05pm
Yay for Red Ken and the congestion charge. He really just wants us to have thinner, fitter women to lust after.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 14th, 2007 7:38pm
That explains Indianapolis, which has great parking and terrible public transport.
Permalink Aaron 
July 15th, 2007 12:03pm

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