Obesity Facts, Reasons And Aspects

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  • More people in the world are suffering from obesity than from hunger.
  • 1 in 3 Americans is obese.
  • People who regularly eat dinner or breakfast in restaurants double their risk of becoming obese.
  • Mexico is the world's fattest country.
  • "Good cholesterol" (HDL) can "turn bad" and solidify into fat-clogs.
  • Chicken contains 266% more fat than it did 40 years ago.
  • McDonalds' Caesar salad is more fattening than their hamburger.
  • A Father's Diet Before Conception Plays a Crucial Role in its Child's Health.
  • Lack of sleep can cause weight gain of 2 pounds (0.9 kg) in under a week.
  • The average American eats 25 pounds (11.3 KG) of candy each year.
  • You would have to walk for seven hours straight to burn off a Big Mac with a Super Sized Coke and French Fries.
  • The people of the U.S. are collectively overweight by a total of about 4 billion pounds.
  • Obese drivers are 78% more likely to die in a car crash.
  • When you lose weight, most of the fat is breathed out as carbon dioxide while the rest is excreted as water.
  • Both ancient Egyptian and Greek medicine recognized obesity as a medical disorder.
  • Poor women in the U.S. have a higher rate of obesity than wealthier women.
  • Some women in Mauritania force-feed their daughters because obesity for women is idealized in the country.
  • 21% of all New York City elementary students from all income levels are obese.
  • New Zealand will deny people residency visas if they are overweight. There have been cases of people rejected because of obesity.
  • In rich countries, obesity is more common among the less educated, but in poor countries, obesity is more common among the highly educated.
  • The University of Texas study followed 474 diet soda drinkers for nearly ten years and found that their waists grew 70% more than the waists of non-drinkers.