Obesity is a medical condition in which a person accumulates excess of body fat due to either really high amount of diet intake or improper digestion or burning of fat. This condition tends to have a negative effect on the health of the obese person and hence it is important to reduce the number of cases of obesity which the world records every year.
It is alarming to know that obesity decreases the life expectancy of many people and can lead to some other diseases and conditions as well. Lack of physical exercise, genes and medical reasons are also some of the causes of obesity due to which this disease is more predominant in some countries as compared to the others.
United States of America is the country with the highest obesity rate in the world. The percentage of obese people aged over 15 in this country is 30.6%. Mexico is also a country which records a lot of cases of obesity.
It has 24.2% people aged 15 and above suffering from this medical condition. Even United Kingdom and Slovak Republic have high cases of obesity.
Some other countries which have the highest obesity cases are Greece, Australia, New Zealand, Hungary and Czech Republic.