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Old March 25th, 2013, 01:15 PM
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I want to see World Health Organization Obesity Report so from where can I get it?

Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health.
Obesity is measured by the body mass index (BMI), a person’s weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or her height (in metres).

Body mass index (BMI) = person’s weight (in kilograms)/ square of height (in metres)

BMI greater than or equal to 25 is overweight
BMI greater than or equal to 30 is obesity.

BMI provides the most useful population-level measure of overweight and obesity as it is the same for both sexes and for all ages of adults.

According to WHO-

In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 600 million were obese.

Overall, about 13% of the world’s adult population were obese in 2014.

In 2014, 39% of adults aged 18 years and over (38% of men and 40% of women) were overweight.

The worldwide prevalence of obesity more than doubled between 1980 and 2014.

In 2013, 42 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese.

The fundamental cause of obesity and overweight is an energy imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended.

The food industry can play a significant role in promoting healthy diets by:

Reducing the fat, sugar and salt content of processed foods;
Ensuring that healthy and nutritious choices are available and affordable to all consumers;

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Old March 26th, 2013, 12:31 PM
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You want to see World Health Organization Obesity Report so I have in pdf file. Here are content of Obesity Report given in attached pdf file:

Currently more than 1 billion adults are overweight – and at least 300 million of them are clinically obese. Current obesity levels range from below 5% in China, Japan and certain African nations, to over 75% in urban Samoa. But even in relatively low prevalence countries like China, rates are almost 20% in some cities. Childhood obesity is already epidemic in some areas and on the rise in others. An estimated 17.6 million children under five are estimated to be overweight worldwide. According to the US Surgeon General, in the USA the number of overweight children has doubled and the number of overweight adolescents has trebled since 1980.


The prevalence of obese children aged 6-to-11 years has more than doubled since the 1960s. Obesity prevalence in youths aged 12-17 has increased dramatically from 5% to 13% in boys and from 5% to 9% in girls between 1966-70 and 1988-91 in the USA. The problem is global and increasingly extends into the developing world; for example, in Thailand the prevalence of obesity in 5-to-12 year olds children rose from12.2% to 15-6% in just two years.

Complete report is given in attached file and you can free download it whenever you want.

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