Obesity in america map. Excess weight is a known risk factor for many chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Rankings of obesity rates by country. Obesity can also be linked an increased risk for developing some cancers. This map shows how it happened country by country.
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health. While many industrialized countries have experienced similar increases obesity rates in the united states are the. Weight gain obesity cancer risk. The color of each county represents its adult obesity rate in the year shown.
List of the most obese countries in the world report. Children with obesity are at higher risk of having other chronic health conditions and diseases that influence physical health. It is defined by body mass index bmi and further evaluated in terms of fat distribution via the waisthip ratio and total cardiovascular risk factors. The average adult today is 3x as likely to be obese compared to the average adult in 1975.
Obesity remains one of americas most critical health issues. Childhood obesity has immediate and long term effects on physical social and emotional health. By the numbers 78 million adults and 12 million children are obesefigures many regard as an epidemic. Obesity a common and costly health issue that increases risk for heart disease type 2 diabetes and cancer affects more than one third of adults and 17 percent of youth in the united states.