Contrary to my last posting OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE IS FAT – WHAT ELSE TO TALK ABOUT?“, I have just gotten the news that the World Health Organisation estimated currently that there are 1.6 billion overweight adults and at least 400 million obese adults worldwide. This is over 30% of the population on earth based on the CIA Factbook, which estimated that the world population stands at 6.6 billion.

It is also projected that in 8 years time, these numbers will increase by 44% and 75% respectively. That means that in 2015, there will about 2.3 billion overweight adults and 700 million obese adults.

It is also no longer the problem faced by the high-income countries. It is on the rise in middle-income and low-income countries as well, particularly in the urban areas. 

If these numbers speak about adults, what about the children ?

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