The World Health Organization reports that 1.9 billion people worldwide are overweight and more than half a billion are obese. Obesity rates have tripled in the last 40 years. The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that 1.5 billion people worldwide will be obese by 2030. What’s more, the obese population is growing at a much faster rate than the world population. The WHO also predicts that in the next 11 years, approximately 300 million people will die due to obesity-related illnesses. That’s approximately 1 out of every 20 deaths.
In this post, we’ll explore the root causes of obesity and what can be done to stop its upward trend. As the obesity epidemic continues to grow, patients are starting to suffer from obesity-related diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This is happening because the rate of obesity is outpacing the rate of increase in population.
There are more obese people in the world than ever before. A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine says that, worldwide, more than half a billion adults are obese and the average person is gaining weight.
In the US, 38% of adults are obese. The study’s authors estimate that by 2025, obesity rates will reach 42% in the US, 57% in Great Britain, and 75% in Egypt.
There are more obese people in the world than ever before, and the numbers keep going up. It’s no surprise, then, that obesity is now a global epidemic.
We often think of the problem as something that affects us and people in the West, as well as some populations in the developing world. But the truth is that obesity is a problem for all of us. Let’s take a look at the numbers.
The World Health Organization estimates that around half a billion people worldwide are obese, and they predict that number will rise to 600 million by 2030.