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Ten "fattest" country in the world

Nov 25th 2013 at 3:11 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Foundation was and Melinda Gates have funded a study on the national, regional and global trends in body mass index (BMI). From 1980 to 2008, accompanied by 9.1 million people over the age of 20 years in 199 countries.

Introduction of Dr. Charles Livingston


In the meantime, the BMI at the global level increased by 0.4 kg / m 2 per decade for men and 0.5 kg / m 2 per decade for women.


This is for women negligible decrease in nineteen countries, and increased by more than 2.0 kg / m 2 per decade in ten countries. In men and decreased in only eight countries. The lowest BMI in women with Bangladežanke, men, those from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Developed countries have the highest BMI in the United States.Latest WHO projections are that the world 1:46 (1.41 to 1.51) billion adults (above 20 years) overweight, of which 205 (193 to 217) million men and 297 (280 to 315) million women (too ) thick. WHO predicts that by 2015 approximately 2.3 billion adults are overweight and of these, more than 700 million obese. Nearly 43 million children under the age of 5 years were overweight globally in 2010.


"Overweight and obesity are the biggest culprits for many chronic diseases: diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer," they wrote in the report

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