Obesity Rates in Europe by Country: Chart

Obesity is a big health issue in many countries around the world. In the developed world, the US takes the top rank for the most obese population. According to the latest obesity data published by the OECD, Mexico has the highest obesity rates or overweight population in the world followed by Chile and the US. In Europe, Romania is the least obese country followed by Italy and Switzerland. The country with the highest obesity rate is surprisingly Iceland. The UK ranks fourth in the ranking.

The following chart from OECD shows the obesity rates in Europe:

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Source: OECD

Some of the pharmaceutical firms in the cure for obesity include:

  • AstraZeneca PLC (AZN)
  • Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO)
  • Sanofi (SNY)
  • Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co (FMS)

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