Statistics of Obesity
We are in the middle of a global epidemic that's taking a serious toll on the health of the world's adults now and on our kid's health in the future.
What was once thought to be a problem that only wealthy countries had to deal with, obesity has become a problem in virtually every corner of the globe, affecting poor, developing countries now as well.
You only need to take a look at obesity in the U.S. to see how serious the problem is. But keep in mind, the U.S. is not alone. Many other industrialized countries show similar trends.
If you really want to see some shocking facts, check out the childhood obesity statistics. Research shows that the majority of overweight kids grow up to become overweight adults, so data we have about overweight children gives us a good indication of what our future holds.
Unless we change our eating habits and our level of physical activity, the trend will only get worse.
A great way to make sure you get the exercise you need to stay healthy is to participate regularly in recreational activities you enjoy.
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Recent studies show that:
See how the countries compare in terms of the adult population that is overweight and obese. Unfortunately, the U.S. tops the list for obesity and runs a close second for overweight.
How does your country compare?
Check out the statistics of obesity for adults over the age of 20 around the the globe.
Childhood obesity facts
Definition of obesity
Fast food and obesity
Causes of weight gain