|Rank||Country||Obesity - adult prevalence rate (%)|
|7||United Arab Emirates||33.7|
|20||Bosnia and Herzegovina||21.7|
Definition: This entry gives the percent of a country's population considered to be obese. Obesity is defined as an adult having a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater to or equal to 30.0. BMI is calculated by taking a person's weight in kg and dividing it by the person's squared height in meters.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate map
15.8% of men, 32.1% of women suffer from obesity in Azerbaijan
en.apa.az - 5/16/2013 9:08:58 AM
Azerbaijan has managed to reduce case-detection rate ... World Health Organization. According to the statistics, incidence rate for tuberculosis was 682 in 2000, 113 in 2013 in Azerbaijan. Prevalence of tuberculosis (per 100 000 population) was 117 in the ...
Countries with most fast food restaurants have highest obesity rates
HULIQ - 5/11/2013 11:55:22 PM
This study isn't going to reflect well on Subway restaurants, the largest fast food chain in the world ... in 26 countries, the higher the number of restaurants in a particular country was correlative to a higher obesity rate within that country.
Super-sized citizens: The relationship between a country's fast-food outlets and its obesity rates
Medical Xpress - 5/16/2013 8:14:42 PM
have a higher prevalence of obesity than countries with a low density (like Norway and Japan). The recent explosion in the number of fast-food outlets is down to more than just their 'special sauce'. The authors suggest that the rapid global ...
The dentist's chair for 71-stone patients: £25,000 supersized recliners installed as obesity toll rises
Daily Mail - 5/18/2013 12:52:41 AM
Britain's obesity crisis is forcing dentists to buy supersized chairs capable of supporting patients weighing up to 71 stone. The £25,000 recliners are four times the price of standard seats. They are designed for overweight and clinically obese patients ...
Welsh smoking rate fall of just 1% since 2007 smoking ban sparks health expert concerns
WalesOnline - 5/17/2013 5:47:21 AM
They also called into question the work of the Welsh Government in its attempts to meet its target to reduce smoking prevalence to 16% by ... we have seen a small rise in the rate of overweight and obesity amongst adults this year.
1 in 12 Canadian adults in hospital infected with superbug, study finds
Global News - 5/14/2013 1:29:03 PM
TORONTO – On any given day, about one in 12 adults in hospitals across ... and found one notable difference: VRE rates were significantly lower in Eastern Canada than elsewhere in the country. The prevalence of MRSA and C. diff cases did not vary much ...
One child in 12 is UNDERweight: But they're ignored because of obesity crisis
Daily Mail - 5/12/2013 11:11:14 PM
Researcher Ayodele Ogunleye said the results were ‘quite alarming’ and that rates are likely to be even higher in poorer parts of the country ... developed world.’ Professor Jason Halford, of the UK Association for the Study of Obesity, said ...
UPDATE: First US Patent for Vaccine Treatment of Obesity Is Awarded to Braasch Biotech LLC
Marketwatch - 5/9/2013 5:59:50 PM
The prevalence ... in the world. Obesity is a risk factor for high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, gall bladder disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, and type-2 diabetes. According to the WHO, currently 1 in 5 adults ...
Weight Watchers: A Value Opportunity Or A Value Trap?
Seeking Alpha - 5/15/2013 12:52:04 PM
and countries in Europe. In 2000, no state in the U.S. had obesity prevalence of over 30%, but in 2010, there were 12. It appears the obesity epidemic is increasing at an accelerating rate. According to the CDC, in 2010 about 35.7% of US adults were obese.
Eating insects could help fight obesity, and world hunger: report
eCanadaNow - 5/14/2013 11:05:53 AM
“Insects are everywhere and they reproduce quickly, and they have high growth and feed conversion rates and a low environmental ... to halt hunger in children and adults around the world; in many western countries the main barrier against ...
Obesity crisis forces dentists to buy supersized chairs
Gulf News - 5/18/2013 12:48:30 PM
London: Britains’s obesity crisis is forcing dentists to buy supersized chairs capable of supporting patients weighing up to 71 stone. The £25,000 (Dh139,000) recliners are four times the price of standard seats. They are designed for overweight and ...
Globally more people die from being overweight and obese than from being underweight warns The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy
PRWeb - 5/12/2013 1:09:56 PM
In many European countries 50% of the population are overweight or obese ... were overweight with an estimated 500 million adults worldwide being obese (over 200 million men and nearly 300 million women). The World Health Organisation has confirmed ...
Rising EU obesity rings alarm bells in Brussels
Deutsche Welle - 5/18/2013 5:24:42 AM
The UN and World Health Organization (WHO) are now sounding the alarm. Obesity, their recent report says, is becoming an epidemic. Hungary leads the most recent European statistics, followed closely by Great Britain, Ireland and Malta. In these countries ...
First Long-Term Study Reveals Link Between Childhood ADHD and Obesity
Newswise - 5/20/2013 1:57:43 PM
“Few studies have focused on long-term outcomes for patients diagnosed with ADHD in childhood ... often diagnosed in childhood and lasting into adulthood. People with ADHD typically have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors and ...