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The global obesity problem now affects one in 10 people in the world, it is rising in countries rich and poor, and in many countries it is increasing faster in children than adults, according to a new study. The researchers estimated more than 107 million children and 603 million adults are obese.In the U.S. about 17 percent of children and 38 percent of adults are obese, according to earlier CDC estimates.r Among the 20 largest countries, the United States had the highest level of obesity among children and young adults. r But the United States had the largest number of obese adults in 2015, with 79 million. China came in second with 57 million obese adults – even though China has more than four times as many people as the U.S.
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