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Nauru is the top country by male obesity prevalence in the world. As of 2016, male obesity prevalence in Nauru was 58.7 %. The top 5 countries also includes Palau, Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, and Kiribati.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A crude population measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI), a person’s weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or her height (in metres). A person with a BMI of 30 or more is generally considered obese. A person with a BMI equal to or more than 25 is considered overweight. Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Once considered a problem only in high income countries, overweight and obesity are now dramatically on the rise in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings.