Watch how the world becomes obese

Since infographics and spectacular charts are becoming a common topic in this blog, I brought you other.

In the fascinating animation below you can see how obesity has increased steadily in the world, year by year and country by country, from 1975 to 2014

As is explained in the source web (Metroscom.com) - where you can see the animation with better resolution and find more additional information - the data comes from the study "Trends in adult body-mass index in 200 countries from 1975 to 2014: a pooled analysis of 1698 population-based measurement studies with 19·2 million participants".

If we think about the consequences of this phenomenon, what we are seeing is simply stunning.


Breakfast, body weight and obesity

You’ve probably heard at some time the English saying “eat breakfast like a King, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”. What’s more, you’d have a job finding someone who disagrees with the idea that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Practically all dietary strategies for losing weight strongly recommend eating a hearty breakfast, on the premise that this first meal after getting up is the one that gives us the energy and nutrients to get through the day. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Those who defend this theory also say that this habit helps to regulate your appetite, to activate your metabolism and to avoid eating compulsively later in the day.

But is there any proof behind this theory? Let’s take a look at what science and studies say about it.


More interactive charts: Supplements, benefits and evidence

Interactive graphics are increasingly common, so  I bring the third post on the subject. In this case is a stunning graphic about supplements, in which we can see the degree of evidence and the effectiveness of each supplement.

The source web is "Information is beautiful" and you can see the original graphic (and interact with it) on this link or by clicking on the image below.