Experts Say 1 In 5 Adults Will Be Obese By 2025

If current trends continue, about one-fifth of adults around the world will be obese by 2025. That trajectory defies the World Health Organization’s goal to halt the rise in obesity rates around the globe by the same year. And according to a new analysis of the largest global data set on obesity, the spread of obesity in poor countries could wreak havoc on their health systems in an unprecedented way.  “At least in the rich world, we have bought our way out of it to a large extent,” said lead study author Majid Ezzati, a professor of global environmental health

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