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Obesity Soars High In UK While Hawaii Has Lowest Rate

May 13, 2016 03:14 AM EDT
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Obesity rate in the United Kingdom has doubled since 1990, study finds.

According to Food Navigator, there are 58% of women are obese, while obesity rate of men is 65%. Not only adults are dealing with obesity, there are children considered obese. As a matter of fact, the rate of obesity-related hospital admission for kids has doubled in the past 10 years. Kids and teens are less exercising, and only 52% of the 15-years-old teens these days are eating recommended meals such as fruits and vegetables.

West Virginia is leading as a state with highest obesity rate in the United States of Americal with 37% of residents, followed by Delaware, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Oklahoma. Meanwhile, Newsmax reports that Hawaii has a lowest obesity rate, and then followed by Massachusetts, New Mexico, Colorado, and Nevada.

Aside from these states, Canada's childhood obesity rates have fallen, Global News reports. A new research finds that first time in 10 years, the rate overweight and obese kids in the country have decreased since the health officials never failed to warn about a childhood obesity epidemic.

Between the year of 1978 and 2004, the childhood obesity rated from 23.3% to 34.7%. More than 10 kids who were in two to 17 years old, were reportedly overweight.

"Canadian children are still heavier than World Health Organization (WHO) norms - both their weight and BMI are higher than the average, but they are doing better than our U.S. counterparts and over the last 10 years, their rates of obesity are declining," Dr. Atul Sharma, of the Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, said.

Obesity is now also linked to 11 types of cancer, NBC News reports. According to the souce, one of the types cancer which said to be linked to obesity is stomach cancer. Aside from obesity, alcohol and processed meat like bacon are also linked to the dangerous disease.

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