Obesity and it's related diseases are among the top three causes of death in most countries. Obesity has a huge impact on both the economy and life expectancy. Obesity increases disability thus leading to increased health care costs for all. This graphic from the team at howtocook.recipes shows the obesity rates of adults across the globe and how that factor is a direct result of that country's caloric intake. It also shows which countries consume the least amount of calories per day and their accompanying obesity rates. If you thought the United States would rank number one for the country that consumes the most calories you would actually be incorrect but only by 2 calories. Belgium beats the US by consuming 3,768 calories daily, just ahead of the US's' 3,766, Even though Belgium ranks 1st in caloric consumption their obesity rate is 22% compared to other high rates like 36.2% in the US, 32.1% in Turkey and 37.9% in Kuwait.
Even countries that consume the least calories per day can still have high obesity rates. The Bahamas for example falls 7th for the lowest calorie intake and they still have a 31.6% obesity rate.
Infographic by: howtocook.recipes