Skip to comments.15% of the world’s obese population lives in India and China
Posted on 05/29/2014 10:19:24 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
New Delhi: One of every three people, or almost 2.1 billion of the worlds population is either obese or overweight, according to the Global Burden of Disease study published in Lancet medical journal on Thursday which analyses data from 188 countries between 1990 and 2013.
Almost 37% of the worlds men are overweight or obese, up from 29% in 1980. And almost 38% of the worlds women are, up from 30% in 1980.
According to the study, 13% of the obese people in the world are in the US and 15% in China and India an indication of how economic progress has wreaked havoc on waistlines in developing economies.
In 2010, obesity (and being overweight) caused the death of 3.4 million people, according to study conducted by the Seattle-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Most of the deaths were caused by cardiovascular conditions.
Obesity is an issue affecting people of all ages and incomes, everywhere, said Christopher Murray, director of Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, in a press release. In the last three decades, not one country has achieved success in reducing obesity rates, and we expect obesity to rise steadily as incomes rise in low- and middle-income countries in particular, unless urgent steps are taken to address this public health crisis, added Murray who is one of the co-founders of the study.
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Paul Erlich didn’t exactly predict this.
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30 percent of world is now fat, no country immune
B-But i was told to clean my plate because the children were STARVING in India and China!
What percentage are in North Korea? Don’t you wish the whole world could be as thin as Gwyneth Paltrow or North Koreans?
Heh heh. I just spent ten days in China and doubt I saw a handful of obese people the whole time. I saw more of them in a thirty second walk to the concession stand at Busch Stadium in St. Louis than in all the cities I’ve visited in China, combined. :)
China and India make up 37% of the world’s population, so, 15% isn’t so bad.
<< Paul Erlich didnt exactly predict this. >>
Weren’t we all supposed to be starving and reverting to cannibalism since the 1980’s?
Wow, to listen to Charles Barkley during the NBA playoffs, they’re all women, and they’re all in San Antonio.
RE: B-But i was told to clean my plate because the children were STARVING in India and China!
From “Weird Al Yankovic’s EAT IT (1984)
How come you’re always such a fussy young man
Don’t want no Captain Crunch, don’t want no Raisin Bran
Well, don’t you know that other kids are starving in Japan
So eat it, just eat it
I love Weird Al.
I must be getting sensitive. It’s none of my business or anybody else’s if somebody is fat. I don’t care and neither should anybody else. I’m also sick to death of being called a racist. If I hear somebody preach sustainability or recycling I’m going to scream. The word “green” makes me want to vomit. “Hybrid” gives me hives.
Send Michelle. Stat.
A bunch of Buddha bellies running around?
You can tell how old people are by where the "children are starving". For my parents in school right after WW II the starving kids were in Europe. For me it was China and India. For the next generation it was Africa. And with Michelle's school lunch policy it will be "starving kids downstairs in the cafeteria".
And, of course, Bangladesh!
Not according to the eurosnobs, They would say that the other 85% of the obese live in America, what am saying they absolutely have said it. And it must be true because who has ever seen a fat Frenchman, Brit, German, Belgian, Netherlander,etc. Oh yeah that's right, everybody!
That's not a fair comparison.