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.