Global Health Crisis: More Than a Quarter of the Planet is Obese

Millions died in 2015 as a result of obesity.


The UK Sun reported Monday that two billion people across the globe are obese and one in four suffer from fat-related diseases.

Experts concluded in a recent study that 30 per cent of the world population is too fat and more than a quarter of the world has health problems related to obesity.  In the UK, just one in 35 adults were obese in the 70s but the ratio skyrocketed to a quarter in the modern era.

The United States leads the world in childhood obesity, with a 13 per cent rate.

University of Washington Researcher Dr. Christopher Murray warned that obesity can ruin lives.  “People who shrug off weight gain do so at their own risk – risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and other life-threatening conditions,” he said.

“Those half-serious New Year’s resolutions to lose weight should become year-round commitments to lose weight and prevent future weight gain.”

Other health experts have revealed weight problems can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart disease or cancer.

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(The Sun) MORE than a quarter of the planet’s population is suffering from fat-related health problems, a damning report warns.

And four million people died in 2015 as a direct result of being too tubby.

Around 2.2 billion people – 30 per cent of the total global population – were found to be too fat.

The majority of these were ill as a result.

Levels of obesity have doubled in more than 70 countries since the 80s, according to the major study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

In the UK, a quarter of adults are obese – with a body mass index (BMI) over 30.

It compares to just one in 35 in the 70s.

And one million British kids are also dangerously fat, around eight per cent.


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