Obesity Facts

Rashem Rashem

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Obesity which in actual, means having excess body fat. According to world health organisation (WHO),
Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975.
In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these, over 650 million were obese.39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2016, and 13% were obese.Most of the world’s population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight.41 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2016.

Over 340 million children and adolescents aged 5-19 were overweight or obese in 2016.
Obesity can be caused by various factors i.e. genetics, overeating, frequent eating, a diet high in fat and simple carbs, physical inactivity etc.obesity can cause serious life-threatening diseases like cancer, heart problems, type 2 diabetics, stroke etc.
Below are a pie chart and a column chart of countries with the highest prevalence of obesity.

 

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