Facts & Figures

The Global Obesity Epidemic
The Global Obesity Epidemic

Obesity is considered the number one most serious health issue facing the developed world.

We have filtered through an avalanche of information on obesity to offer a global round up of relevant news, studies, research and data. It makes for sobering reading.

Global Stastics

  • Globally there are more than one billion overweight adults and at least 400 million of these are obese.
  • More than 40 million children under the age of five where overweight in 2010 .
  • An adult (aged 20 or older) who has a BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2 is considered overweight.
  • An adult (aged 20 or older) who has a BMI of ≥ 30 kg/m2 is considered obese. READ MORE

Prevention & Intervention

  • Diabetes can contribute to illness, disability, poor quality of life and premature death.
  • Obesity and being overweight pose a major risk for chronic diseases including Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke and certain forms of cancer.