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Obese Outnumber Underweight

Obese Outnumber Underweight

According to the research, led by scientists from Imperial College London compared body mass index (BMI) among almost 20 million adult men and women from 1975 to 2014 there are now more adults in the world classified as obese than underweight, a major study suggested.

It found obesity in men has tripled and more than doubled in women. The study was conducted in total 186 countries. Obese people worldwide had risen from 105 Million in 1975 to 641 Million in 2014.

Underweight people had risen from 330 Million to 462 million over the same period. More obese men and women now live in China and the USA than in any other country. Women in the UK have the third highest BMI in Europe and the 10th highest for men.