NEW YORK – Can you believe, 30% of Pakistani people are obese? But its true and Pakistan is one of the top ten obese nations list.
Almost 30.7 percent of the Pakistan population is obese or overweight, a new study reports, estimating that this affects about 2.1 billion people globally.
More than 50% of the world’s 671 million obese live in 10 countries (ranked beginning with the countries with the most obese people): US, China, India, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, Germany, Pakistan, and Indonesia.
In the developed world, adult men have higher rates of obesity (defined as having a Body Mass Index of 30 or more) than adult women. In the developing world, the opposite is true.
The prevalence of overweight and obese children and adolescents worldwide has increased by nearly 50 percent since 1980, the study says, and no country on Earth has successfully reduced obesity rates in the last 33 years.
Childhood obesity rates are notably higher in the Middle East and North Africa, particularly among girls.
Though the rate of increase in obesity has slowed in the developed world, in the developing world, home to two-thirds of the world’s obese people, obesity rates are projected to continue their climb.