Statistics of obesity by country

According to the latest estimates by WHO, about 1.5 billion adults suffer from being overweight in the modern world and 350 million are obese.

Approximately 20 million children under the age of 8 are overweight. Women are more prone to this disease than men, this is due to the characteristics of the female body. In this article we will give statistics of obesity by country.

The first place in the ranking is taken by the United States. The main factor contributing to the recruitment of extra pounds in this country is the national fast food. Americans were the first to think of preparing "fast food" on a global scale. First of all, this is due to the way of life in the capitalist countries, where time is money, and lunch distracts from work.

In America, this problem is a national disaster. According to the most modest data, about two-thirds of the US population suffers from overweight.

On the second place are European countries. Particular mention should be made of the United Kingdom, Hungary, Romania, Greece and Albania. The listed countries were included in the list of the most "complete nations" in Europe. In Cyprus, Malta, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany and Slovakia, more than 40% of the population is obese.

Quite a difficult situation develops in China, where children suffer from fullness. Over the past 20 years, the number of obese children and adolescents has increased fourfold here and now amounts to almost 30 million. According to experts, by 2020, this figure will double.

In South America, and in particular in Brazil, overweight in the population occurs twice as often as it was 15 years ago. In Argentina, Chile, Peru, the disease affects more than 20% of children.

As for our homeland, according to the most modest data, every fourth person suffers from excessive weight. It should be noted that in some age categories these indicators are significantly higher. Before, it was thought that overweight and obesity are problems of developed countries.

Although at the moment there is a rapid increase in the number of complete people in the "third world" countries. In the CIS countries, overweight people range from 35% to 50% of the total population.

Despite the fact that today's problem is one of the most important in the healthcare sphere, there is still a chance to change the situation for the better.

Developed all sorts of techniques that allow you to quickly lose weight.

The media also do not bypass it, offering special programs to the attention of viewers, who call on people for a healthy lifestyle.

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