Below you can see our list of the 10 most obese countries in the world. For a more comprehensive list please see this article.
A small country comprising over 600 islands, Micronesia has been receiving unwanted attention for its 45.8% obesity rate, and an interesting thing is that the country’s diet trends and foods are imported mainly from the US, which may be a factor in the high obesity rate.
Kiribati has an obesity rate of 46%, where lack of awareness of the devastation that obesity can wreak is one of the reasons behind the high obesity rate, in addition to differences in food and shape related attitudes.
Many countries in the Pacific area are quite obese, and Samoa is no exception with an obesity rate of 47.3%, which is why there is a much higher presence of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases as well.
Like I said, Pacific Islands are the worst area in the world for obesity and the reasons are often the import of fatty foods from developed countries. In Tonga, 40% of the population has type 2 diabetes and one of the main reasons behind this is the import of cheap meat full of fat from New Zealand, known as mutton flaps, which is consumed across the country.