Amanda, Aaron, Andrew

Statement of Purpose: Obesity is not just an American problem but worldwide

“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.” -BBC News


The worldwide obesity epidemic.

P T James, R Leach, E Kalamara, M Shayeghi (2001)
Obesity Research 9 Suppl 4 (November) p. 228S-233S


The obesity epidemic is a worldwide phenomenon

B M Popkin, C M Doak (1998)
Nutrition Reviews 56 (4) p. 106-114


Concept Map:



BMI in women:

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Obesity Rates by Country

Obesity Rates by State


“According to the CDC, in 2010 every state had 20 percent or more of its population suffering from obesity.” -WHO


Diabetes Rates by Country


Obese Children by Country




Google Trends (United States): Obesity, Weight loss, BMI, How to lose weight, Diet

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