The lowest obesity rates in the world were seen in Bangladesh and another South Asian nation Vietnam, at 1 percent, according to a recent study.
Despite a smaller population, the United States had the greatest number of obese adults, with 79.4 million (35percent of the population), followed by China with 57.3 million. The lowest obesity rates were seen in Bangladesh and Vietnam, at 1percent , reports CNN
The number of people affected by obesity has doubled since 1980 in 73 countries.
The US had the greatest number of obese adults, with 79.4 million, followed by China with 57.3 million
More than 2 billion adults and children globally are overweight or obese and suffer health problems because of their weight, a new study reports.
This equates to one-third of the world's population carrying excess weight, fuelled by urbanization, poor diets and reduced physical activity.
The United States has the greatest percentage of obese children and young adults, at 13 percent, while Egypt led in terms of adult obesity, with almost 35 percent, among the 195 countries and territories included in the study.
While 2.2 billion people were obese or overweight in 2015, more than 710 million of them were classed as obese, with 5 percent of all children and 12 percent of adults fitting into this category..