Alarming report says fattest men and women live in USA & China, with most “super-obese” in USA.
Daily Mail reports that the true scale of the world’s obesity crisis is laid bare today, with figures revealing more than one in ten men and one in seven women around the globe are now obese. And the situation is only set to get worse, with experts predicting almost a fifth of us will fall into this category within a decade.
The alarming statistics are part of the world’s biggest obesity study, which measured the height and weight of nearly 20 million adults. It reveals there are currently 640 million obese people around the globe, comprising 266 million men and 375 million women. Overall, the fattest men and women now live in China and the USA.
However the USA still has the highest number of severely obese men and women in the world.
In Britain, obesity rates are 28.4 per cent for women – the second highest in Europe behind only Malta – and 26.2 per cent for men, the worst in the continent. And in a decade, it will be the fattest nation in Europe, with almost 40 per cent of adults obese.
There are currently 640 million obese people around the globe, comprising 266 million men and 375 million women.
The report found the global rate of adult obesity has more than tripled in men, to 11 per cent, and more than doubled in women, to 15 per cent, in the last four decades. But the trend is more pronounced in many western countries, with a fifth of the world’s adults living in just six wealthy English-speaking nations – UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
The research predicted if these global trends continue, by 2025 18 per cent of the world’s men and 21 per cent of women will be obese. This places an individual at significantly increased risk of conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
(Via Daily Mail)
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