Obesity Knows No Borders

What countries in the world have the highest prevalence of obesity and pediatric obesity?  The answer often surprises people.  Most of the top ten highest country prevalence rates are from countries in the Persian Gulf: Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, etc.. But, the US and Canada are not far behind.  Industrialized nations like the UK, France and Australia have rates approaching ours.  What seems extraordinarily scary for public global health is the spread of obesity to Mexico, Brazil, China, South Africa and India and other highly populated countries.  The global burden of disease due to obesity is scary indeed. http://www.businessinsider.com/world-health-organization-obesity-maps-2015-1

Chris Bolling, MD
KY-AAP Obesity Chair
Posted: 6/22/2018 6:24:41 AM | with 0 comments