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How many adults are overweight or obese?
Globally, more than two-thirds (68.8%) of adults are considered to be over overweight or obese. About 1 in 20 adults have extreme obesity. ~National Institutes of Health
Obesity is the #2 preventable cause of death in the U.S.
- At least 2.8 people a year worldwide die as a result of being overweight or obese. - World Health Organization
Obesity Facts and Statistics
the most recent statistics-2014
- Globally, around 39% of adults aged 18 and over are overweight.
- 13% of adults aged 18 and over in the world are obese.
- The mean BMI of the world’s population was 24 kg/m2 in 2014
What can i do to help cure this disorder?
- Weight loss
- Physical exercise
- Dietary fiber
- Low carbohydrate diet
- Low fat diet
September is obesity awareness month but you can start raising awareness today with the websites below!