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Global Obesity Population At A Glance

As per the Overseas Development Institute, the overweight and obese population in the developed countries of the world has increased four times to 1 billion from 1980. Also, on a worldwide basis, the percentage of adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25 or more (who are classified as overweight) increased to 34% in 2008 from 23% in 1980.

Obesity Percentage Worldwide

The reason cited for the rise in “globesity” in the affluent countries is greater consumption of meat, sugar, and fats...

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