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The Skinny on Fat Graph is Informative and Shocking

By: Erin Fox - Published: • References: globalpost and visual.ly
Obesity in North America is one of the most talked about and taboo topics this nation has witnessed in the past 15 years, and the Skinny on Fat chart in an informative infographic on weight gain.

Americans weighed 10lbs less in the 90s than they do now, which is a shocking statistic in itself. As a result of the extra weight gain, the airplane industry has had to spend an extra $275 million on gas in 2010. The Americas have the largest density of overweight people with 62% being overweight and 26% being obese. While South East Asia is the skinniest nation with only 14% being overweight and 3% being obese. Not to worry though, as China is still the largest cash cow of fast food.