8 Facts about Obesity

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Obesity can increase the risk of several types of medical issues including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and other diseases. Here are 8 facts you should know about obesity.


1
More people in the world are suffering from obesity than from hunger.

2
1 in 3 Americans is obese.

3
Mexico is the world's fattest country.

4
Chicken contains 266% more fat than it did 40 years ago.

5
McDonalds' Caesar salad is more fattening than their hamburger.

6
Lack of sleep can cause weight gain of 2 pounds (0.9 kg) in under a week.

7
You would have to walk for seven hours straight to burn off a Big Mac with a Super Sized Coke and French Fries.

8
New Zealand will deny people residency visas if they are overweight. There have been cases of people rejected because of obesity.