Obesity Rates Found to Increase During Times of Economic Downturn

May 27, 2014 6:41 PM

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Obesity Rates Found to Increase During Times of Economic Downturn

Widely believed to be a disease of lower socio-economic individuals, a new report has found that obesity is actually on the rise in rich nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the economy might be to blame.

A majority of the 34 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries are wealthy - and some possess alarming obesity rates. The OECD released a new report based on data from 10 countries: USA, England, Mexico, Australia, Canada, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, and Korea.

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