Sixteen countries that are more obese than the US
The first time America is happy to not be number one
Even though the United States gets relentlessly criticized for its overweight population, America actually isn't even close to being the fattest nation in the world. In the 2016 report from the World Health Organization, the US is counted as the 17th most overweight nation in the world. The global obesity rate has tripled since 1975, largely because of the introduction of fast-food restaurants into countries that did not previously have access to them. From the Pacific Islands to the Middle East, here are the nations which beat out the US for their massive obesity rates.
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