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Top 10 Obese Countries In The World –

 

 

Republic of Nauru: Percentage of population that is obese: 61%

 

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


 

Cook Islands: 55.9%

 

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


 

Palau: 55.3%

 

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


 

Marshall Islands: 52.9%

 

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


 

Tuvalu: 51.6%

 

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%

 

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


 

Tonga: 48.32%

 

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


 

Samoa: 47.3%

 

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%

 

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


 

Kuwait: 37.9

 

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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