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People are getting fatter almost everywhere in the world.
The World Health Organization predicts there will be 2.3 billion overweight adults in the world by 2015 and more than 700 million of them will be obese.
Figures for 2005 show 1.6 billion adults were overweight and 400 million were obese.
Obesity is not just a problem for adults – the spread of obesity among children is also alarming. At least 20 million children under the age of 5 years were overweight globally in 2005, according to the WHO. Experts are worried that the increase in obesity will lead to more health problems as people who are overweight have a higher risk of heart disease, Type II diabetes and other diseases including some cancers.
The increase of convenience foods, labour-saving devices, motorised transport and more sedentary jobs means people are getting fatter.