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Obesity Epidemic in the West

Obesity is one of the most visible of chronic health conditions and has become an epidemic today. Between half and two-thirds of men and women in 63 countries across five continents – not including the US – were overweight or obese in 2006. (Overweight is BMI > 25 , obese is BMI > 30).

Obesity Comparison by Country

What is obesity?

A person is considered obese when his or her weight is 20% or more above the normal weight...

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