The UK women are fattest in Western Europe with nearly 1 in 12 proved to be clinically obese. The researchers at weight levels in 188 countries found that more than half of the planets obese people live in just 10 countries. In UK nearly 8% of women aged under 20 are obese while 29.2 % are overweight. The numbers of men who are fat are more than those of women. Among the men, it has been found that 66.6% are overweight and 24.5% are obese. On the other hand, it has been found that 57.2% women are overweight and 25.4% are obese. As such public health England is now putting great efforts to reverse the trend of obesity among the individuals.
Researchers say that worldwide from 1980 to 2013, the number of overweight people rose from 857 million to 2.1 billion with an increase of 28% for adults and 47% among children. China, US, India, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, Germany, Pakistan and Indonesia are the 10 countries among the world that have great percentage of obese people. Emmanuela Gakidou, Professor at the University of Washington said that obesity is also becoming one of the major global health risks such as tobacco and childhood nutrition which are not decreasing worldwide.