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What are the Obesity Trends in the World?

Obesity Trends in the World


While obesity trends are increasing in the world, it is stated in the studies conducted by scientists that 4 billion people will be obese by 2050.


Scientists state that processed foods that are continually consumed all over the world are a serious threat not only to individuals but also to our planet. Many studies show that when the 21st century approaches, food demands will increase by 50 percent. In this case, as the production capacity is expected to decrease, it is thought that obesity will increase with food production. In addition, experts tried to predict global diet changes until 2100 and announced that weight gain will continue depending on many factors. Obese Rate in the World Will Be 16 Percent

In another study by scientists, if obesity trends continue in the world, a significant portion of the population will face the problem of obesity. It is stated that the people who will be in this category will constitute 45 percent of the population by 2050, while this rate has been shared as 29 percent today. In these studies drawing attention to the effects of food waste, agricultural systems and animal protein consumption on the environment, it is also stated that deforestation, greenhouse gas emission and nitrogen pollution will cause obesity. In addition, regional differences in dietary practices, consumption of high-fat food, preference of high-sugar products and increased consumption of processed food also show how high the rate of obesity can be.

Obesity Prevalence in the World

Obesity, which is a globally important public health problem, is increasing not only in developed countries but also in developing countries. In the 12-year MONICA study of the World Health Organization, 6 different continents of the world were examined and it was found that obesity increased by 10-30 percent in 10 years.

In the study carried out by the Center for Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases in the USA, it was found that between 2003-2004, 33% of women and 31% of men were obese. Between 2005 and 2006, this rate increased to 33% for men and 35% for women. In studies conducted in Europe, the prevalence of being overweight in women varies between 28-78 percent and between 32-79 percent in men. England, Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina are the countries with the highest overweight. The lowest countries are Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

Obesity Ranking in the World According to WHO Data

According to 2018-2019 data obesity trends in the world of America, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, Cook Islands, Nauru and Palau began to increase in the country. In addition, the world obesity rate is listed numerically as follows;

Samoa – 75 percent

Nauru – 58 percent

United States – 30.6 percent

South Africa – 24.5 percent

Mexico – 24.2 percent

England – 23 percent

Chile – 22 percent

Greece – 21.9 percent

Australia – 21.7 percent

Morocco – 20 percent

The Fattest Countries Ranking According to WHO Data

While obesity trends in the world increased, according to WHO data, the list of the fattest countries was as follows;

USA – 33.8 percent

New Zealand – 26.5 percent

Australia – 24.6 percent

Czechia – 24.2 percent

UAE – 23 percent

Slovakia – 23 percent

Norway – 22.4 percent

Canada – 22 percent

Germany – 20.2 percent

Hungary – 18.8 percent

Looking at Asian countries, Malaysia is declared as the fattest Asian country with 44.2 percent. Thailand follows Malaysia with 32 percent, Singapore with 30 percent, and Philippines with 26.5 percent. According to the report, Vietnam is the weakest country in Asia with 10 percent.

According to WHO data rate of obesity rate in Turkey has increased by two in Europe. 32.1 percent of individuals living in Turkey, according to research  are in the obesity category. The factors that cause the increase in obesity are listed as trans fat consumption, starch-based sugars, sedentary life and excessive carbohydrate consumption.



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