Apr 012016

underweight population

China displaced the United States as the world’s most obese country in 2014, while India tops the list of countries with the largest underweight population, says a study on Global Trends in Body Mass Index (BMI), published in the medical journal, Lancet.

The world’s obese population rose to 641 million in 2014 from 105 million in 1975. More than 19.2 million adults from 186 countries participated in the study. The survey found that 266 million men and 375 million women worldwide were obese.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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