25 Facts About Obesity You Should Know

Posted by , Updated on August 3, 2017

Obesity around the world is a serious problem. It’s not just about looking good or fitting into your favorite pair of jeans, it’s a matter of life and death. It’s estimated that at least 2.8 million adults die each year due to obesity! Sadly, that number does not seem to be coming down. Why are so many people struggling with obesity? What’s contributing to this alarming epidemic? Find out in today’s list! These are 25 facts about obesity you should know.


People who eat out for breakfast and dinner more than double their risk of becoming obese.

restaurantSource: discovermagazine.com

Being overweight reduces a woman's chance of becoming pregnant. According to the National Institutes of Health, obesity is the reason why the fastest growing group of infertile women is under the age of 25.

babySource: National Institutes of Health

According to the 2017 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report, the U.S. is the most obese nation in the world. The obesity rate for Americans aged 15 and over stands at 38.2%! Mexico comes in second with an obesity rate of 32.4%.

Americanburger2Source: OECD.org

Most obesity in the US is concentrated in the poorer southern states like Mississippi and Alabama.

us obesitySource: stateofobesity.org

The United States as a whole is overweight by a collective 4 billion pounds.

scaleSource: express.co.uk

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