These statistics will surprise you. It is always said the United States is one of the most obese countries in the world. Guess again! Turns out the USA is only #8 on the list. So, who is at the top? The results may shock you?
9. VENEZUELA: 30.8% OF POPULATION
This number, as reported in 2014′s Social Progress Imperative report, falls pretty shy of the Venezuelan government?s own much higher estimate of 38%.
Well damn. So much for ?USA #1″! At least I know I am personally doing something to contribute to that number. Well, I WAS. I?ve joined a gym. Sorry ?Merica 🙁
Last year?s reigning champs looking a bit thin this year as well?
6. SOUTH AFRICA: 33.5% OF POPULATION
?With thinness historically associated with disease and fatness with wealth and success, South African culture is a prime example of how this model is being turned on its head.?
?Last year, in a bizarre campaign only fitting of a city as opulent as Dubai, its government launched a 30-day weight challenge which rewarded weight loss with gold ? literally. Qualifying contestants stood to win two grams of solid gold ? worth about $90 ? for every two kilograms they managed to lose in the name of fighting obesity?.
?A 2010 report by the University of Jordan pit the obesity rate of Jordanian adult women near 60%, almost double the rate of men?.
10% of Egyptians drink five or more cans of soda daily.
2. SAUDI ARABIA: 35.2% OF POPULATION
With around 72% of the country?s over-40 demographic qualifying as clinically obese, the Saudi Kingdom will likely face enormous health challenges in coming years.
When American troops arrived in Kuwait during the first Gulf War, so did American fast food.
Who would have thought Kuwait?! Strange results!