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Around the planet, obesity is on the rise. Over the past 20 years, the rate has doubled, with more than half a billion adults now classified as obese.

But there are some countries, and sexes, that are doing worse than others, according to a new World Health Organisation (WHO) report.

In red in the map above are the countries that have more than 25 percent of men aged over 18 classified as obese. As you can see, Australia, the US, UK and Canada all fare particularly badly.

But interestingly, across all regions, women are more likely to be obese than men.

Below are all the countries that have more than a quarter of their adult women classified as obese. That's a whole lot of red.


Overall, the US is doing the worst in terms of waistlines, with 61 percent of the populations overweight. Whereas Southeast Asia only has 22 percent of its citizens overweight, making it the least overweight and obese region on the planet.

And according to WHO, around 3.4 million adults die each year as a result of being overweight or obese, so it's definitely an important issue to start thinking about.

You can read the full report here.