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Title: Facts About Obesity In Humans

Facts About Obesity In Humans
  • Probably you too are one in the list that desire
    and utterly require losing more than a few inches
    from their body. Obesity has become a global
    epidemic, steadily engulfing huge number of
    people every year. Here are some eye-widening
    facts about obesity which are recorded by various
    health organizations.

Fact 1
  • Worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980.

Fact 2
  • In 2008, more than 1.4 billion adults, 20 and
    older, were overweight. Of these over 200 million
    men and nearly 300 million women were obese.

Fact 3
  • Overweight and obesity are the fifth leading risk
    for global deaths. At least 2.8 million people
    each year die as a result of being overweight or

Fact 4
  • Globally, 42 million preschool children were
    overweight in 2013

Fact 5
  • 65 of the world's population lives in a country
    where overweight and obesity kills more people
    than underweight.

Fact 6
  • Globally, 44 of diabetes, 23 of ischemic heart
    disease and 741 of certain cancers are
    attributable to overweight and obesity.

Fact 7
  • 35 of adults aged 20 and over were overweight in
    2008, and 11 were obese.

Fact 8
  • According to the American Cancer Society, 572,000
    Americans die of cancer each year, about
    one-third of these cancer deaths are linked to
    excess body weight, poor nutrition and/or
    physical inactivity.

Fact 9
  • As of 2006, there were more people in the world
    who are overweight than malnourished.

Fact 10
  • Mexico has the largest number of obese people,
    more than anywhere else in the world. By 2010,
    seven out of ten Mexicans were overweight with a
    third clinically obese

Fact 11
  • Lack of sleep can cause weight gain of 2 pounds
    (0.9 kg) in under a week.

Fact 12
  • Obese drivers are 78 more likely to die in a car

Fact 13
  • New Zealand will deny people residency visas if
    they are overweight. There have been cases of
    people rejected because of obesity.

Fact 14
  • Over 300,000 deaths in the US a year are
    attributed to obesity. Obesity is second only to
    smoking as a cause of premature death in the
    United States.

Fact 15
  • If a childs parents are overweight or obese, a
    child has an 80 chance of becoming overweight as

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