The 10 Fattest Countries

U-S-A! U-S-A!

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 27, 2010 3:08 PM CST

(Newser) – Hey, America, you're not even the best at being the fattest: The US does, however, make GlobalPost's top 10 list of fattest countries, according to 2010 WHO statistics. The breakdown, by percentage of population classified as overweight (more than 25% BMI):

  1. Nauru (95%)
  2. Micronesia (92%)
  3. The Cook Islands (92%)
  4. Tonga (92%)

  1. Niue (84%)
  2. Samoa (83%)
  3. Palau (81%)
  4. United States (79%)
  5. Kiribati (77%)
  6. Dominica (76%)
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An overweight person is seen walking in London, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007.
An overweight person is seen walking in London, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
A man drives his tiny motorcycle in Athens, Greece in this April 29, 2004 file photo.
A man drives his tiny motorcycle in Athens, Greece in this April 29, 2004 file photo.   (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Analia Pecollo celebrates after realizing she lost 11 kilograms during the TV show Cuestion de Peso (A matter of weight) in Buenos Aires, Tuesday, June 5, 2007.
Analia Pecollo celebrates after realizing she lost 11 kilograms during the TV show "Cuestion de Peso" (A matter of weight) in Buenos Aires, Tuesday, June 5, 2007.   (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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