Maintaining a healthy weight is essential for your body. According to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the average weight of a person is 137 pounds. With that said, how much do people weigh around the world? With the help of the World Life Expectancy, American Diabetes Association, Science Direct, Statistics Canadan and CanStar, you’ll know.
The type of diet, weight and overall health can be influenced by where they live. Developed countries have high obesity and diabetes rates, and less developed countries do not.
Having unlimited products and excess access to these products can actually shorten someone’s life. For example; the U.S. only accounts for 5% of the world’s population but accounts for over a third of the world’s weight. Below you’ll find the average body weight for men and women, and the county’s rate of type II diabetes and life expectancy rate.
Japan: The average adult weighs 130 lbs. That’s below the world average weight. Over 7% of adults have type II diabetes. The average life expectancy for women is 86.6 years, and 80 years for men.
Vietnam: The average adult weighs 111.83 lbs. That’s well below the world average. Just over 3% of adults have type II diabetes. The average life expectancy for women is 79 years, and 76 years for men.
Canada: The average adult weight is 153.81, which is above the average world weight. Just over 13% of Canadians have type II diabetes. The average life expectancy for women is 83 years, and 79 years for men.
U.S.A.: Average adult weight is 180.62 which is well above the world average. Over 12% of Americans have type II diabetes. The average American life expectancy for women is 81 years, and 76 years for men.
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