This is a follow up to the post about Pacific Island obesity last month. Obese Pacific Islanders are causing problems when they die. They sometimes require two plots in a cemetery and require bigger coffins. This morning on Morning Report on Radio New Zealand National an embalmer talked about how much harder and more expensive it is to embalm obese people. He also said that obese bodies do not keep as long which caused problems when someone died and family are waiting for other family to arrive from the islands to have the funeral. Sometimes this is not possible or practical.