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7 September, 2018

Top 10 Obese Countries In The World

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Top 10 Obese Countries In The World

 

  • Republic of Nauru: Percentage of population that is obese: 61%[2]

 

Nauru has rapidly replaced its traditional diet of fresh fruit, fish, and vegetables with fried chicken and cola.

 

  • Cook Islands: 55.9%[1]

 

Lurking behind the paradise of the Cook Islands is a deadly obesity epidemic.

 

  • Palau: 55.3%[3]

 

Residents of Palau suffer from increased levels of life threatening diseases, such as hypertension.

 

  • Marshall Islands: 52.9%[8]

 

Sixty years ago, diabetes was practically unheard of in the Marshall Islands.

 

  • Tuvalu: 51.6%[6]

 

Because the island is so small, a single tourist resort, fast-food chain, or trade deal has a much more profound effect on society than it would, say, in India.

 

  • Niue: 50%[4]

 

Nine of the world’s ten most obese countries are in the Pacific.

 

  • Tonga: 48.32%[10]

 

Up to 40% of the Tongan population has type 2 diabetes. (Donyanedomam / Getty Images)

 

  • Samoa: 47.3%[9]

 

In the 1950s, U.S. poultry farms began dumping unwanted fatty turkey tails into markets in Samoa, where they soon became a Samoan favorite.

 

  • Kiribati: 46%[7]

 

Globalization introduced processed and calorie-dense food, such as Spam and corned beef. (Jody Jacobson / Getty Images)

 

  • Kuwait: 37.9[5]

 

The very first McDonald’s restaurant in Kuwait appeared on a U.S. military base during the 1991 invasion of Iraq. Since then, obesity rates have skyrocketed.

 

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