Obesity Epidemic

2000-2013-obesity-epidemic.jpgThe United Nations reports that the number of people suffering from over-nutrition (1 billion) has surpassed those suffering from malnutrition (800 million). Over-nutrition is defined as the overconsumption of nutrients and food to the point at which health is adversely affected. Over-nutrition can develop into obesity, which increases the risk of serious health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, cancer, and type-2 diabetes. By 2013, obesity in children under the age of five is estimated at over 42 million globally.

World Population : 170,060,000

Key:   1,000,000 People    1,000,000 People (Annotated)    Milestone

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