ORLANDO, Fla. -- Junk food rules as the YouTube channel Top Tenz counts down the Top 10 countries or territories with the most obese populations in the world.
Over the last century or so, our world has become a pretty darn big place. Between 1980 and 2014, the World Health Organization estimates global obesity doubled. In the US alone, more than two thirds of all adults are considered overweight, with one third considered obese (33%). That’s gotta be a world leader, right?
Well, believe it or not, America doesn’t even break the top 10 countries on the obesity scale in the Top Tenz rankings. The US sits at 16th, between Egypt and Saudi Arabia. That’s right. There are at least 15 countries with bigger waistlines than in the US.
Among the top 10 in alphabetical order (you'll have to watch the video to see the rankings): American Samoa (US territory), Barbados, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Kuwait, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Nevis, Palau, St. Kitts & Nevis (two-island nation), and Tonga.
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