2 billion people overweight or obese

(CNBC) — About 2.2 billion people around the world are either overweight or obese, and it is leading to health problems and a rising number of deaths, according to a new study.

That means about 30 percent of the world’s population suffers from excess weight, said the researchers behind the study.

Within the overweight population, 600 million adults and 150 million children have body mass index numbers above 30, which is a metric used to determine obesity.

The results show “a growing and disturbing global public health crisis,” according to a news release.

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