Overweight people now outnumber underweight people in the world

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Overweight people now outnumber underweight people in the world

The world is literally getting bigger according to a recent global analysis in Body Mass Index.

640 million people globally now classify as being obese, with 1 in 10 men and 1 in 7 women having a BMI of over 30 -- a BMI of 25+ is considered is overweight, 30+ is obese and 40+ is morbidly obese. An average BMI is between 18 and 25.

So what can be done about the obesity epidemic that appears to be getting worse? Researchers say the most important thing is to address the price of healthy foods versus unhealthy foods, and they even suggest taxing foods with excessive sugar and/or processed ingredients.

Watch the video above to find out what else can be done, plus learn which country has the lowest BMIs of all high-income countries!

Looking to lower your own BMI? Check out these healthy snacks!

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Overweight people now outnumber underweight people in the world

Plain Greek yogurt

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Almond Butter

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Pistachios

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Hard Boiled Eggs

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Walnuts

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Apricots

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Cottage cheese

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Turkey jerky

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Kale Chips

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Bananas

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Strawberries

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Edamame

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Grapes

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Pumpkin seeds

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Dark chocolate

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