Overweight People Surpass Starving People

Posted on 06. Sep, 2010 by Wendy in Health/Wellness

YouTube Preview ImageDid you know that for the first time ever the number of overweight people in the world has surpassed the number of starving ones? Global obesity is on the rise and the latest figures show that the number of overweight people worldwide will double by 2015.

Extra Pounds Put You at Risk. 

FACT An estimated 20% of all cancer deaths in the U.S. are linked to being overweight.

FACT Deaths from diabetes are projected to grow worldwide by 50% over the next decade.

FACT Obesity related heart disease kills 17 million yearly.

FACT Not getting proper nutrition can lead to immune deficiencies, higher risk of illness and disease, and can shorten your lifespan.

FACT The risk of stroke goes up as body weight increases. Those 10-19% overweight have a 50% increased risk of stroke; for people at least 20% overweight and considered obese, the risk doubles.

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