Obesity is a Global Issue

2018-01-22T10:31:38+00:00 January 21st, 2018|

According to the World Health Organisation, worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980.

Key facts

  • In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 600 million were obese.
  • 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2014, and 13% were obese.
  • Most of the world’s population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight.
  • 42 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2013.
  • Obesity is preventable.

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