Related ContentData visualizationsOverweight and Obesity VizThis interactive data visualization tool shows estimated trends in obesity and overweight prevalence worldwide and by country for the years 1980 to 2013. News releasesNearly one-third of the world’s population is obese or overweight, new data showToday, 2.1 billion people – nearly 30% of the world’s population – are either obese or overweight, according to a new, first-of-its kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries. The ri...The vast majority of American adults are overweight or obese, and weight is a growing problem among US children An estimated 160 million Americans are either obese or overweight. Nearly three-quarters of American men and more than 60% of women are obese or overweight. These are also major challenges for Amer...PublicationsGlobal, regional, and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults during 1980–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013In 2010, overweight and obesity were estimated to cause 3.4 million deaths, 3.9% of years of life lost, and 3.8% of disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) worldwide. We estimate the global, regiona...EventsEAT Stockholm Food ForumIHME Director Dr. Christopher Murray will give the talk “Metrics for healthy and sustainable food systems” at the first annual EAT Stockholm Food Forum.