Obesity and world hunger

Lizeth Garcia

30% percent of the world population is obese or overweight and about 795 million people of the 7.3 billion people in the world are suffering from chronic undernourishment. This is found time.com/4813075/obesity-overweight-weight-loss/. These are statistics found in 2014 through 2016. In the us alone 66% of the citizens population is obese or overweight and 29% of children are also obese or overweight heading towards the path to heart problems and  back as well as joint pains.


Obesity is extremely easy to fall into it something that affects 3 million people yearly in the us.

Some of the effects are heart diseases, such as heart attacks and more. Another few to name are respiratory problems, gallstones and osteoarthritis.


Obesity does not only cost you your health but your wallet too. In the article Economic cost of obesity by The national league of cities. In the first paragraph it states that “The estimated annual health care costs of obesity-related illness are a staggering $190.2 billion or nearly 21% of annual medical spending in the United States and Childhood obesity alone is responsible for $14 billion in direct medical costs.”  


World hunger is also something affects thousands of people the scientific word for it being chronic undernourishment. Chronic undernourishment is when someone doesn’t get the proper nutrients from food. About 3% of the earth’s population suffers from this problem that is about 150 million people.


How can obesity exist while world hunger does to. Most of the earth’s obesity population comes from america