Report: World Obesity Rankings Suggest Over 775 Million People Are Obese

A new report by Renew Bariatrics, on the Obesity Rankings of Countries in 2017, suggest there are over 775 million obese individuals in the entire World.

Press Release updated: Oct 27, 2017 10:00 EDT

A report on the Obesity Ranks by Country has been released by Renew Bariatrics. New data suggests there are about 775 million obese individuals in the entire world, which affects approximately 10.3% of the entire World’s population. 

The number of obese adults was lead by the United States, with over 73 millions obese adults. Followed by China and India, with 65 million, and 44 million obese adults. 

There are also an estimated 124 million obese children and adolescents in the World. 

There are about 775 million obese individuals alive today.

Editor, Renew Bariatrics

Read the Study Here – Obesity Rankings by Country in 2017

Trends Emerge

Even though China is the second largest adult obesity country, obesity affects only 6.9%. Likewise, nearby countries like Thailand, Japan, and India, all have significantly low obesity rates. Suggesting that obesity is affecting specific regions more than other areas.

Regions Affecting Obesity

  • Oceania Islands – The highest propensity of obesity can be seen in Oceania nations such as the Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Nauru, Palau, Niue, and the Marshall Islands. It should be noted that even though the high rates of obesity, these countries have significantly less population. Most obesity rates affect nearly or over 50% of the population.
  • Middle East – The second highest region is the middle east, with as much as 75% of the population being obese or overweight. Countries include Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, and Kuwait.
  • South America – South America continent is a home of highly obese countries regarding absolute numbers including Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Chile.
  • North America – North America is another place with extremely high rates of obesity, namely the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, and Costa Rica. 

About the Report

The report was authored by Renew Bariatrics, a provider of weight-loss surgery. Renew Bariatrics’ reports are aimed at educating the risks and treatments of obesity as objectively as possible. Renew Bariatrics publishes the highly informative weight-loss surgery guide at  Renew Bariatrics is an advocate of the gastric sleeve procedure, a weight-loss surgery that has incredibly high-outcomes for patients leading to improved health and easy post-surgery maintenance. 

Source: Renew Bariatrics, Inc

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About the Author: Carrie Brunner

Carrie Brunner grew up in a small town in northern New Brunswick. She studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married her husband one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children. Carrie writes mostly on provincial stories.
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