A person is obese if they have a body mass index of over 30. 3.4 million adults die annually from obesity or being overweight.
The rise in obesity has been gradual but constant across the globe, with the latest estimates suggesting that the world has over a billion obese people, double the rate that existed 20 years ago. The 10 most obese countries USA is ten. One in five kids is suffering from obesity. We have a few neighbors in my building. Some are bigger than others.
As per the World Health Organization, food scarcity and its rising prices are also responsible for obesity in underdeveloped or developing nations, where the public finds it difficult to eat a balanced, healthy diet. For these people, the option is filling up on empty calories with junk or fried food. https://www.who.int/news/item/18-07-2022-who-and-goodville-collaborate-…
The United States is the world's 10th most obese country and the most obese country in North America with 36.2% of its population having a body mass index of over 30.0. Nearly 78 million adults and 13 million children in the United States deal with the health and emotional effects of obesity every day. According to the CDC, an average adult is 26 pounds heavier now than in the 1950s. https://search.cdc.gov/search/?query=obesity&dpage=1
|Rank||Country||% of the population that is obese|
|8||Federated States Of Micronesia||45.8|
|18||United Arab Emirates||31.7|