25 Tragic Things You Might Want To Know About Obesity

Obesity has always been an issue, even from antiquity, but in recent times it has reached epidemic proportions. For that matter, many scientists and doctors refer to it as the plague of the twenty-first century. What makes this issue even worse is that in the West, especially in the United States, political correctness has seemingly restrained the freedom for a much needed discourse over the ills and dangers of this epidemic. Most people know that it’s not healthy, yet few know that it can lead to death.

Obesity is responsible for a number of fatal diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, certain types of cancer, gallbladder disease and gallstones, osteoarthritis, gout, and the list just goes on. As if the physical and overall health impact was not enough, few are aware of obesity’s psychological toll such as low self-esteem, depression, and suicide. It’s a serious issue and we want to shed some light on it, so today we are going to share with you 25 tragic things you might want to know about obesity. Aesthetics has nothing to do with it. Rather, it’s about a higher quality of life.

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There are more people today worldwide who suffer from obesity than hunger or starvation.

boy starvingSource: Obesity Facts & Figures - EASO, Image: Wikipedia
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Research has shown that people who eat out for dinner or breakfast rather than a home-cooked meal usually end up obese.

restaurantSource: Obesity Facts & Figures - EASO, Image: Wikipedia

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Also, lack of sleep is one of the best allies of obesity. Even if you don’t eat unhealthy, lack of sleep can cause you to gain up to two pounds of fat in a week.

effects of sleep deprivationSource: Obesity Facts & Figures - EASO, Image: Wikipedia
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Contrary to popular belief, the USA is not the fattest nation in the world; it ranks eleventh, with thirty-two percent of the population being obese.

obese womanSource: Obesity Facts & Figures - EASO, Image: YouTube

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The honor of “fattest” country goes to Kuwait, with an incredible 42.8% of its population being obese.

KuwaitSource: Obesity Facts & Figures - EASO, Image: Wikipedia


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