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Top 10 Obese Countries In The World

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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