It’s no secret that the world has been consistently getting more and more fat over the years. In nearly every country obesity rates are on the rise, in poor countries and rich countries, in young people and old. More than 1.6 billion people in the world are either overweight or obese, according to a recent study by the World Health Organization. Here’s a look at the countries with the highest percent of overweight adults. People are considered overweight if their body mass index (BMI) is 25 or higher and obese with a BMI or 30 or higher. Here are top 9 fattest countries in the world in 2016.
#1. Kuwait – 42.8%
Kuwait has become king of the fattest countries in the world in recent years. It is commonly said that their love for fast food has lead to the alarmingly high rates of obesity. 13% of the people in the entire world are said to be obese. Over three times this percentage are obese in Kuwait. The definition of overweight is a BMI of 25 or more, and the definition of obese is a DMI of 30 or more.