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The skinny on fat

THE SKINNY FAT ON For the first time in history, more people are obese than hungry. Obesity: then and now A 2012 World Health Organization study compares how many obese (BMI > 30) people there were in the world in 1980 with the most recent figures from 2008. 8% 5% '14% 10% THEN NOW Worldwide, obesity has more than DOUBLED in the last 30 years. Specs 1 in 3 65% Killer adults will be overweight (BMI > 25) by 2015. of people live in places where being overweight is deadlier than being underweight. The fifth leading cause of death worldwide is being overweight and/or obese. Who's the fattest? Americas SE Asia Fattest Skinniest Overweight population: 62% Obese population: 26% Overweight population: 14% Obese population: 3% WHO's list of nations with the most overweight people. 94% L. American Samoa -2.82% Kiribati 3.74% French Polynesia -4.73% Saudi Arabia 5.68% Panama 6.67% 7, 67% USA Germany 8. 64% Egypt 9. 64% Kuwait 10. 63% Bosnia-Herzegovina THE PRICE OF FAT Americans today weigh on average 10 pounds more than they did in the 1990s. As a result, airlines spent $275M on 350M gallons of additional fuel in 2010. Nearly 300,000 children worldwide ages 1 to 6 are too heavy for standard car seats. India's fast food market is one of the fastest growing, at 30 to 35 percent a year. But China is still the biggest cash cow for fast food. Yum Brands, the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, said 60 percent of profits come from China. SOURCE: Red Cross World Health Organization 2012 statistics CNN/USA Today Matt Welch contributed to the research of this graphic. Designed by @kyleykim GP

The skinny on fat

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For the first time in human history, more people are obese than hungry. It's a fact that has wide implications from the 7-Elevens of Southeast Asia to the debt-stricken countries of Europe and everywh...




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