The increasing availability of energy-dense foods leads to an increase in obesity worldwide.
- Food and Agriculture Organization. Food Consumption: Nutrients. [XLS]
- Lauren Streib: World’s Fattest Countries. Forbes, 2/08/2007
Obesity is one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. (WHO
- dramatic increase of obesity rates in countries that are undergoing rapid economical development;
- rural workers moving to urban areas perform less physical labor;
- traditional low-fat and low-protein diets that include local goods are supplanted by processed foods that are high in fat and sugar;
- access to food with high caloric value but little nutritional value spreads.
Possible explanation for non-linearity of correlation:
- unequal distribution of energy consumption within countries due to social and economic inequality;
- differences in physical activity (labour, sport).
- Food per Person — Our World in Data
- List of countries by food energy intake – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO): Food consumption database
- WHO Global Infobase
- World Health Organisation (WHO): Obesity and overweight
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK): Overweight and Obesity Statistics
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statists: Overweight Prevalence