Winning! US Most Obese and It’s Not Even Close


According to the latest international obesity study from the Organization For Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), America is by far the fattest nation in the world with just over 38% of the adult population considered ‘obese.’

Here are some stats from the OECD’s latest study courtesy of the Washington Examiner:

  • In 2015, an estimated 603.7 million adults and 107.7 million children worldwide were obese. That represents about 12 percent of all adults and 5 percent of all children.

  • The prevalence of obesity doubled in 73 countries between 1980 and 2015and continuously increased in most of the other countries.

  • China and India had the highest number of obese children. China and the U.S. had the highest number of obese adults.

  • Excess body weight accounted for about 4 million deaths or 7.1 percent of all deaths in 2015.

  • Almost 70 percent of deaths related to a high BMI were due to cardiovascular disease.

  • The study finds evidence that having a high BMI causes leukemia and several types of cancer, including cancers of the esophagus, liver, breast, uterus, ovary, kidney and thyroid.

Brendan Gaughran, Molecular Biologist, M.B.A.
 

Brendan Gaughran received his degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Connecticut and his MBA from Bentley University.Brendan Gaughran conducts health lectures to both physicians and the general public. His research focuses primarily on gut health, liver health, endocrine system, adrenal fatigue and optimum diets. He conducts 10-15 radio appearances per month discussing various health trends in the US.