When it comes to carrying extra weight, some of us constantly work to get it off and unfortunately, some of us just don’t care enough to make the necessary changes to improve our health and lifestyle.
The New York Daily News is reporting that scientists have calculated that the world’s citizens are carrying around an extra 3.9 million tons, or 3.5 million metric tons. To reach their national estimates, researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine used World Health Organization data from 2005. According to the BBC, the scientists worked out that the average global body weight was 137 lbs, but there were large regional differences.
Heaviest 10 (for nations with more than 100,000 people):
1. United States
6. United Arab Emirates
7. Trinidad and Tobago
1. North Korea
5. Democ. Rep. of the Congo
7. Sri Lanka