youthxchange

address: http://www.youthxchange.net/main/b229_globesity-a.asp
title: ‘GLOBESITY’:
A SCARY NEW WORD

Being overweight or obese is no more just a health risk in North America, but has taken hold on a global scale…
  • 300 million in the world are obese: 4.8 % of total population.


  • More than 1billion are overweight, including 22 million children under age 5.
Globally, obesity seems to affect male population more than female one…

Overweight by gender (in %)

menwomen
England6857
United states 67 62
Spain 66 57
Australia 63 48
France 61 48
Brazil 58 48
Mexico 57 62
Denmark 55 41
Sweden 51 42
Italy 50 36
Russia 45 57
Japan 26 24
China 15 16