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Yasra Memon
Sarah Elfituri
Prof. Dr. Anurag Rawat
Dr. Erum Fatima
Glory Aigbedion
Zubia Qayyum Chaudhary
Autif Hussain Mangi




Background: Obesity has emerged as a pressing global health concern, with escalating prevalence rates.

Objective: To assess the global prevalence, regional disparities, and associated healthcare implications of obesity.

Methods: A comprehensive review of epidemiological data was conducted, focusing on regional patterns and demographic variations.


  • Over 1.6 billion individuals surpass their ideal weight, with over 500 million categorized as obese.

  • Surprisingly high obesity rates are observed in historically undernourished regions, including Ibero-American countries, East Middle regions, Oceania, China, Australasia, Vietnam, and the Pacific Islands.

  • Africa and Asia exhibit notable obesity prevalences.

  • Obesity is implicated in over 300,000 annual deaths and incurs substantial healthcare costs.

Conclusion: Obesity's pervasive presence underscores the urgent need for targeted interventions and policy measures to address its multifaceted challenges.

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