The 10 Fattest Countries In The World


According to the World Health Organization, 500 million people worldwide, or 1 out of every 10 people, are obese. Health experts say it is not surprising that people across the globe are increasingly becoming overweight.

They blame urbanization and the influx of Western ways of life; including fast food choices, little exercise, and stressful jobs.

Here are the top 10 most obese countries in the developed world

10. Finland: Obesity rate: 20.2%

9. Luxembourg: Obesity rate: 22.1%

8. Ireland: Obesity rate: 23%

7. United Kingdom: Obesity rate: 23.1%

6. Canada: Obesity rate: 24.2%

5. Australia: Obesity rate: 24.6%

4. Chile: Obesity rate: 25.1%

3. New Zealand: Obesity rate: 26.5%

2. Mexico: Obesity rate: 30%

1. United States: Obesity rate: 33.8%


About Author

Denis Foynes was born in New York City to Irish parents in 1991. When he was 8, his family returned to Celtic Tiger Ireland. Denis has an International Politics degree from Aberystwyth University in Wales. After completing university, he decided to leave crisis Ireland and relocate to Panama.