Fattest Countries in the World

More than 1.6 billion people in the world are either overweight or obese, according to a recent study by the World Health Organization. Here’s a look at the countries with the highest percent of overweight adults (people age 15 and over). People are considered overweight if their body mass index (BMI) is 25 or higher and obese with a BMI or 30 or higher.

Rank Country % Overweight or obese
1. Nauru 94.5
2. Federated States of Micronesia 91.1
3. Cook Islands 90.9
4. Tonga 90.8
5. Niue 81.7
6. Samoa 80.4
7.Palau78.4
8.Kuwait74.2
9.United States74.1
10.Kiribati73.6
11.Dominica71.0
12.Barbados69.7
13.Argentina69.4
14.Egypt69.4
15.Malta68.7
16.Greece68.5
17.New Zealand68.4
18.United Arab Emirates68.3
19.Mexico68.1
20.Trinidad and Tobago67.9
Source: World Health Organization.

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