Here are two classifications of countries most affected by overweight in the world: all countries AND between developed.
Although the growth in obesity rates has slowed in a small number of industrialized countries over the past 10 years, more and more people living in the developed world are obese (more than ever), according to many reports and studies. In this article, we will rank among the states in which you live most obese people in the world. Discover the same time the world records on body weight (women and men larger and leaner) .
The first classification will include all the nations of the world without exception. It includes people who are overweight. The second will focus at most on developed countries on Earth, and only includes people suffering from obesity. To give you an idea of the extent of this epidemic, know that one in nine is obese in the world. Discover without delay two Tops 20.
RANKING CARRIED OUT ON ALL STATES OF THE WORLD
According to a 2005 study by the World Health Organization (WHO) , more than 1.6 billion people (aged over 15 years) are either overweight or obese in the world. In 2015, WHO estimates that about 2.3 billion, Earthlings will have extra pounds (0.7 billion obese). Recall that if a person is considered overweight if she has a BMI over 25 and less than 30 (she was obese with a BMI greater than 30).
Your list the 20 largest countries of the world (according to WHO figures from 2005), ranked by rates of overweight or obese (both cumulative) each:
This table reads: about 1000 people living on Nauru, 945 are either overweight or obese (94.5 out of 100 individuals).
Note that France is at the 128th place in this classification "all countries" with a rate of overweight and obesity of 40.1% (Canada is 35th with 61.1%, Belgium is the 104th with 46.3 %, Switzerland is 63rd with 55.4%).
These are official figures from 2005; overweight and obesity had prevailed since that time even more (the% are higher for all states in 2012). I will update the rankings in this article as soon as a new study by serious organizations seemed.
The rate of obesity may be an indicator of trends in nutrition, health and culture of a nation. We notice that many Pacific Island nations (the Republic of Nauru, the Federated States of Micronesia, Cook Islands, Tonga, Niue, Samoa, Palau, Kiribati) have problems with body weight at the time modern, mainly because they have abandoned their traditional foods to adopt processed foods, cheap and easy to purchase from the West.
Moreover, the tiny island of Nauru keeps the tradition of holding ceremonies that are fattening, where female infants are kept indoors and fed to be excess. This legacy and the transition from a diet of fruit and fish to Western-style meals, were devastating in the island nation of the Pacific Ocean.
For the record, 24% of Americans were overweight in early 1960. In 2005, this percentage reached a staggering 74.1% (and we can expect an even more terrible in 2015, when the next big reports issued by government agencies).
RANKING PERFORMED ON THE DEVELOPED NATIONS OF THE WORLD
A report by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) and indicates that in 2010, five hundred million people are obese (BMI over 30) in the world.
According to the updates made in early 2012, which analyzed data from 10 rich countries analyzed in the OECD report on the 2010 statistics, the obesity rate was significantly reduced or stopped growing in England, Hungary, Italy, South Korea and Switzerland. He has continued to increase only slightly in France and Spain.
In many cases of slow growth of this weight problem, nations have passed laws imposing higher taxes on fatty and sugary foods.
At the other extreme, the obesity rate increased by 4 to 5% in Mexico and the United States (the nation which has the highest rate of all industrialized countries with regard to this health problem ) .
Overall, obesity rates prevailing in the developed states are alarming to alarmingly high, ranging from 3 to 4% in South Korea and Japan to over 30% in the U.S...
The report also found that these rates are creeping more and more the result of social and economic inequalities. For example, less-educated women are 2-3 times more likely to be overweight than their counterparts who received adequate education, and obese workers earn up to 18% less than those who are not.
The OECD report said that the implementation of a comprehensive strategy for preventing obesity would save over 155,000 lives a year in some nations.
Here are the top 20 most obese countries in the developed world (according to the OECD), classified according to the rate of obesity for each state:
This table reads: about 1000 people living in the United States, 338 obese (33.8 out of 100 individuals).
Note that France is in 28th place in the rankings with an obesity rate of 11.2% (Belgium is 22nd with 13.8%, Switzerland is 32nd with 8.1%). In rich countries, 17.2% of women are obese, on average, against 16.6% for men.
As you can see, the Pacific Island nations (which have captured the top spots all world nations combined) as the Republic of Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia are not part of this ranking because they are not part of industrialized countries (at least in the eyes of the OECD).
CAUSES OF HAZARDS AND THE EXPANSION OF BODY WEIGHT PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD
Experts believe that it is not surprising that more and more people become overweight worldwide. They blame urbanization, the influx of Western lifestyles (including fast food choices, lack of physical activities, stressful jobs).
Because of urbanization, more people live in more dense environments, in cities where they are away from sources of traditional foods, and they depend on an industrial power.
Modernization is now bringing countries with small populations and few resources to depend on imported foods (too often transformed). How Western diet overwhelms all other states of the world, and many people are not genetically built to cope with that.
The change in lifestyle is most evident in the South Pacific. On the list of 20 countries with the largest in the world, 8 of the top 10 are in the Pacific region.
Over the past 50 years, this place in the world has established economic ties with the United States and New Zealand, which has caused a surge in imports of Western products and a significant change in the diet.
Other factors contribute to high rates of obesity in these island states. These include the traditional belief that beauty is marked by a large corporeal size, dependence on imported food (often fat and low in nutrients), the decline in physical activity caused by the fact that there is less Work related to agriculture and farms.
Moreover, developing nations must manage what many experts call a "nutrition transition." Economies that were used to deal mainly under nutrition must now fight against obesity.
This problem of excess weight became a problem of poverty. Poor people are more likely to eat junk food. These people are filled with foods high in calories but low in nutritional value.
The problems of obesity rates increase dramatically in countries that are plan economic development. Rural workers move to urban areas and do less physical work. Traditional diets low in fat (and that includes local products) are supplanted by power transformed that are high in fat and sugar.
The health risks associated with excess weight in the body are numerous and important. The cardiovascular disease, type two diabetes, hypertension and stroke are some of the dangers. The example of Nauru (the most obese state in the world to recall) is striking: 31% of the population are diabetic.
It is vital that the world became aware of these risks. Future generations are already threatened. Indeed, more than 45 million children aged under 5 are overweight worldwide. However, the majority of these children are likely to be obese in adulthood.
The economic and social development and policies in the areas of agriculture, transportation, urban planning, environment, education, processing / distribution / food marketing influences children's food preferences and habits physical activity. These influences promote increasingly unhealthy weight gain, leading to a steady increase in the prevalence of childhood obesity.