Obesity is not just a problem in developed countries, even in the poorest countries even many who experience it. Many factors that affect it, ranging from lack of exercise to an unhealthy diet.
World Health Organization set, a person can be said to have overweight or obese if it has a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than or equal to 25 kg/m2. If the BMI is over 30 kg/m2, it can be categorized as obese.
Currently, the WHO noted that 1 in 3 people worldwide have the problem of obesity while 1 in 10 people are obese.
If there is no effort to improve the lifestyle and diet, estimated the number of people with obesity will reach 2.3 billion by 2015. This figure is quite high because it equals the number of people in China, plus the U.S. and throughout Europe.
Obesity problem is also not a monopoly of developed countries are generally too affluent to heavy exercise. A survey conducted over a decade Globalpost last show, some poor countries including the 10 countries with the problem of obesity at most.
Here is a list of the fattest countries based on percentage of residents who have a weight problem, as quoted from Globalpost.
1. Samoa (93.5 percent)
An archipelago which is also located in the Pacific Ocean is actually a tradition of eating a healthy diet that is high fiber complex carbohydrates and low in fat. Yet since the migration of foreigners during World War II, the diet was changed and make this country as the fattest country in the world.
2. Kiribati (81.5 percent)
Between the years 1964-2001, import of food in one of the poorest countries in the world increased 6-fold. Foods imported from other countries generally in the form of processed foods that contain lots of fat and unhealthy. No wonder the island nation located in the Pacific Ocean holds the position of ‘runner up’ the fattest country in the world.
3. United States (66.7 cent)
Since the 1960s, 24 percent of Americans are overweight. Now that number continues to increase, up to 2 of 3 people can be categorized as obese. Aka junk food unhealthy foods touted as a major driver of obesity in the United States.
4. Germany (66.5 percent)
Not too surprising if the Germans entered one of the most obese state, because its people well known to the culture of drinking beer and eating greasy food. In an effort to reduce the number of residents who are obese, the government provides fruit and vegetables as snacks free to children sekoilah in the country.
5. Egypt (66 percent)
The number of people with obesity problems in Egypt increased since the 1980s. Since that time, the rate of population pertumbuan getting out of hand so that unhealthy eating patterns. Especially in the tradition of sebagain citizens, women taboo to exercise.
6. Bosnia-Herzegovina (62.9 percent)
Problem of obesity does not only happen in countries with relatively high per capita income. Evidence, Bosnia-Herzegovina ayng average population still lives below the poverty line in the top 10 most obese states. The trigger such an unhealthy diet, coupled with smoking and drinking alcohol.
7. New Zealand (62.7 percent)
According to research from the University of Otago, New Zealand’s obesity problem is triggered by watching a TV addict since childhood. In this country, more obesity problem is triggered by lack of exercise than from too much eating.
8. Israel (62.9 percent)
As in some other developed countries, fat is also a serious problem in Israel. In the last 30 years alone, the number of obese people in this country has increased 3 times.
9. Croatia (61.4 percent)
In this country, cardiovascular disease causes the most deaths since one risk factor is obesity. Being concern about high rates of obesity, a charity in Croatia on record making the world’s largest jeans in June 2010. Kalu vast size 6 tennis courts, sewn from 8023 pieces of jeans donated by citizens.
10. Britain (61 percent)
Quite reasonable if the UK top 10 countries with the highest average BMI in the world, for Europe’s own lifestyle Britons are among the most rarely exercise. Even the record’s most obese man never held a British man weighing 680 pounds (about 308 kg).
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