Obesity Facts – Surprising Facts About Obesity

Obesity Facts

Half of 4,000 people reported that they can give up a year of their life rather than being fat.

The surrounding environment has major impact on children’s choices, physical activity and their diet.

At least 2.8 million people die every year due to overweight or obesity.

World Health Organization has declared obesity as a worldwide epidemic.

More than 40 million pre-school children were overweight in 2007.

Obesity and overweight deaths are more when compared to underweight related deaths.

Highest obesity rate of 32.9% is observed in people who have less than a high school degree.

The obesity rate of High school graduates is 29.5%. College graduates have 20.8% which is the lowest obesity rate observed.

Certain disorders like Cushing syndrome, hypothyroidism and hypothalamus damage or even drug abuse can cause obesity as its side effects.

Elder obese mothers can pass their obesity to their children than young mothers.