Since 1980, the number of obese people around the world has more than doubled. In 2016, over 1.9 billion adults over the age of 18 were overweight. Of these, over 600 million were obese. In 2016, 39% of adults over 18 years of age were overweight, and 13% were obese. Most of the world’s population lives in countries where more people die from the consequences of overweight and obesity than from the effects of abnormally low body weight.