Obesity report says world is fatter and less productive
More than one in 10 of the world’s adult population is now overweight.
What does the report say?
- A ‘tsunami of obesity’ is washing over the world
- There has been a near-doubling of the numbers of dangerously overweight adults since 1980
- There is now nearly ONE-IN-NINE adults or 500,000,000 people, clinically obese
- Every person in the world has gained more than 1 kilogram, on average, each decade since 1980
Study published in the medical journal The Lancet on Friday May 17, 2013. As reported by Deutsche Welle on May 18, 2013.