Here are some facts and articles regarding obesity.
Obesity and overweight is defined as excessive and abnormal body fat accumulation which compromise our health.
8% of the global deaths were attributed to obesity in 2017. This is more than COVID-19 rate which is varies between the 1.1% in New Zealand and 3.6% in Iran.
According to the National Institutes of Health, in the United States, obesity and overweight together are the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States, close behind tobacco use. An estimated 300,000 deaths per year are due to the obesity epidemic. Overweight and obesity were associated with nearly 1 in 5 deaths (18.2%) among adults in the United States from 1986 through 2006, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health. The mortality rate of the COVID-19 in US is 1.8%.
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