Obesity is a major problem around the world. In this article, we’ll explore the top 6 most obese countries in the world and what they are doing to combat obesity.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines obesity as “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health.” It’s no secret that obesity can lead to many serious health problems including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer and osteoarthritis. According to WHO data from 2014, more than 1 billion adults were overweight worldwide with at least 300 million of them being obese. That means roughly 13% of men and 15% of women aged 18 years or older were classified as clinically obese in 2014. 6