Obesity: The Global State of Play from the WHO

 Incidence of Obesity and Diabetes go hand in hand
 Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980.
 In 2008, 1.5 billion adults, 20 and older, were overweight. Of
   these over 200 million men and nearly 300 million women were
   obese.
 Overall, more than one in ten of the world’s adult population was obese.
 In 2010, around 43 million children under five were overweight. 
 65% of the world’s population live in countries where overweight and obesity
   kills more people than being underweight.
 Nearly 43 million children under the age of five were overweight in 2010.
 Obesity is preventable.
 At least 2.8 million adults die each year as a result of being overweight or
   obese.
 44% of the diabetes burden, 23% of the ischaemic heart disease
   burden and between 7% and 41% of certain cancer burdens are
   attributable to overweight status and obesity
 
More information can be had here at the World Health Organization’s Obesity Factsheet. Remember, this is not just diabetes, not just obesity, but diabesity.

David G. Armstrong

Dedicated to amputation prevention, wound healing, diabetic foot, biotechnology and the intersection between medical devices and consumer electronics.

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