The World Population is 15 Millons tonnes overweight

June 29, 2012 ,

A new report published a week ago on the BMC Public Health, using data from the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2005 the global adult population collectively weighted 287 million tonnes, of which 15 million tonnes were due to overweight (BMI > 25) et 3.5 million tonnes to obesity.

According to the scientists of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine that published this report, «those extra-kilos are the equivalent of an additional 500 million people on the planet».

Here’s the list of the Top 10 “Heavy-Weight” countries

  1. United States
  2. Kuwait
  3. Croatia
  4. Qatar
  5. Egypt
  6. United Arab Emirates
  7. Trinidad and Tobago
  8. Argentina
  9. Greece
  10. Bahrain

Here’s the list of the Top 10 “Light-Weight” countries

  1. North Korea
  2. Cambodia
  3. Burundi
  4. Nepal
  5. Democ. Rep. of the Congo
  6. Bangladesh
  7. Sri Lanka
  8. Ethiopia
  9. Viet Nam
  10. Eritrea

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Cinzia Cuneo
Cinzia Cuneo, founder of SOSCuisine.com, never wanted to neglect the quality of her food. She shares her special expertise to make good food quickly and without complications!

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