Statistics about obesity

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Number of obese people

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786,892,175

Number of obese people

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While people are dying from hunger,...
statistics about obesity show that we are getting fatter by the second. Makes you think!

Top 4 facts about obese people in the world

1

An increasing problem

The number of obese people in the world is increasing. And it’s increasing fast. If the current trend continues, more than 700 million people will be obese in 2015. Many more people will “just” be overweight.


2

The "irony"

Ironically, there are as many overweight people in the world as there are people who suffer from hunger. Globally, 1 in every 5 people is overweight and the problem has literally reached epidemic proportions.


3

It’s affecting our children

It’s not only adults who are obese. Obesity in children has already reached epidemic proportions in some areas, and the problem is growing in others. More than 40 million children under the age of five were overweight in 2011.


4

It's deadly

One of the worst cases of obesity is found in the United States. 35.7% of American adults are obese, and 17% of American children. Diseases related to obesity cause up to 400,000 premature deaths every year.



Obese people in the world

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. Body mass index (BMI), a measurement which compares weight and height, defines people as obese when BMI is greater than 30 kg/m2. The number of obese people in the world will increase from 400 million in 2005 to 700 million in 2015.


An increasing problem

The "irony"

It’s affecting our children

It's deadly

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