India has the second highest number of obese children in the world after China, it was found that 14.4 million children in the country have excess weight. In comparison to India, China has 15.3 million children with obesity.

Globally over two billion children and adults suffer from health problems related to being overweight of obese. Of four million death attributed to excess body weight in 2015, nearly 40% occurred among people whose Body Mass Index fell below the threshold considered as Obese.

Among adults, the US topped the list with 79.4 million people with obesity and China came second with 57.3 million people.