Ok we get it as a country, America is fat. Thats how the rest of the world views us, gluttonous pigs. SO much so that asian american who are heavier, aka have weight issues, are considered more american amongst their people. That is truly sad. The research comes from the university of Washington. Researchers believe this effect relates to common stereotypes that Asians are thin and Americans are heavy -- so if someone of Asian heritage is heavy, then they appear to be more "American." Click here for more.