A new study published in the International Journal of Obesity shows that the world’s obese people produce 700 million tons of extra carbon dioxide a year, 20 percent more carbon than thin people and 1.6 percent of the total man-made emissions. Earlier, a new report published in The Lancet found that nearly 2.3 billion children and adults worldwide are overweight, and more than 150 million children are stunted, warning that undernutrition and obesity can affect generations.
In the new study, researchers compared those with a body mass index (BMI) above 30 with those with a BMI below 25 and found that fat people were 20 percent more carbon than thin people.
Each year, the researchers say, obese people produce 81 kg more of carbon dioxide from their metabolism, 593 kg more on their diet, and 476kg more in transportation and transportation.
At the same time, obese people need to eat more food, and the extra food they need can cause carbon emissions during production and transportation. And obese people consume more fuel when using transportation.
Study author Faidon Magkos said: “Research shows that in addition to being good for your health, prolonging life and reducing medical expenses, weight loss is now protecting the environment.” “
Researchers say an increase in obesity could be a major global risk of reducing emissions in the future. But the study is not intended to condemn and insult obese people, who have endured too much stereotypes.