In today's world, the risk of obesity is 3 times more than it was in 1975. A blogger has successfully reflected the change in the world's obesity rate for the last 40 years with an animated map. The visualized data you are about to see is taken from research of body mass index conducted in 186 different countries from 1975 to 2014. According to the research, if this rise in obesity rate is continuous, 1 out of 5 people will be obese in 2025.
You can observe the rise in obesity with the help of this map.
The data of the map is taken from the research prepared for the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet. The research involves adults from 186 different countries from 1975 to 2014.
According to the research, the world's obesity rate has risen from 3.2% to 10.8% in men and 6.4% to 14.9% in women over the last 40 years.
China left the U.S.A. behind, being named the country with the highest obesity rate.
One-fifth of the world's population with the obesity health condition lives in 6 countries; the United States, England, Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand.
The two major countries whose obesity rate increased the least are North Korea and Japan. The rate was limited to only 1% in North Korea and 2% in Japan.
The world's obesity population is made up of 375 million women and 266 million men.
The obesity rate is almost identical for both men and women in Europe and America. But when it comes to Africa, it's observed that the obesity rate of women is 20% more than men.
The world's getting fatter and according to the researcher, 1 in 5 people may experience obesity in 2025.