Top 10 Fattest Countries: US not among them

YouTube download / Top Tenz video / In the screen shot image above, This man throws a fishing line in Kiribati, an island republic in the Central Pacific, that comprises 33 coral atolls and isles stretching along the equator. Kiribati is among the top 10 countries or territories arounfd the globe with the most obese populations.

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.

-- Henry Frederick, Headline Surfer

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories narly eveenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in Wst Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.