The combined weight of the world’s adult population is 287 million tons. Fifteen million of those tons are the result are people being overweight with 3.5 million tons attributed to obesity. By 2050 the world population will have increases by 2.3 billion people.
In the United States alone, one-third of the population is overweight and another 35% are obese. The percentage of those who are obese is expected to rise to 44% by 2030, and the thirteen worse states will have an obesity rate of 60%.