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Wall Street Journal: Study Finds Nearly 29% of World Population is Overweight or Obese:

  • The obesity epidemic is global: 2.1 billion people or 29% of the worlds population.
  • Increases in overweight and obese people have been substantial, widespread and have arisen over a short time
  • 36.9% of the world’s men and 38% of women are overweight or obese.
  • No nation reported a significant decrease in obesity.
  • U.S. had the heftiest population, with 13% of the world’s obese
  • Factors: diet, physical inactivity and one that hasn’t gotten as much attention – changes in the gut micro biome that affect metabolism.

Read full article here: Study Finds Nearly 29% of World Population is Overweight or Obese


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Comments

  1. not good news. and while some walk around overfull, others go hungry –

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  2. Stand up! This minute!

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  3. Sometimes it’s good to come in last

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  4. A trip to the local mall is a perfect “field study” on this matter…sigh…

    On the subject of the gut micro biome, I’ve read two interesting books lately that seem to bear this out: “Wheat Belly,” by William David, MD, and “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease,” by Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., MD. My takeaways: eat healthily and MOVE! And with that I’m off to Fusion Circuit. 🙂

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  5. Where’s the dislike button?

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  6. Ah!! Got it!! SMWI …. Lol!

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  7. I’ve got a BMI of 19.7, which is way too low and I eat as much food as my husband. A recent study suggested that older people who were slightly overweight lived longer than underweight ones. Not good news for me. I just don’t know how to put on weight, except my eating unhealthy stuff. A real dilemma.

    Interesting that the UK isn’t mentioned on your chart, as I see loads of overweight or obese people around. They make me feel like a stick insect in comparison.

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    • Sarah, you are fortunate (and I’m sure due to your disciplined diet). As to UK, I noticed that no commonwealth countries (including Canada probably because of low pop.) made the top 10…

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  8. When, when, when is this all going to stop??? It’s horrible.

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  9. Terrible.

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  10. Glad we are not on the list. But then again, these are just numbers and statics can be eskewed. I think they are talking about cats and dogs.

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