Tuesday, 29 May 2012
835 Pound Teen Cut From Home
Georgia Davis remained hospitalized Friday and her medical condition was not released.
The 19-year-old woman named Georgia Davis is no stranger to being in the news. Sadly, at the age of 15 she was ‘honored’ as being the heaviest teenager in the UK.
Davis is among the 60% of adults who are currently obese in the UK. Georgia suffers from a myriad of health concerns including kidney disease, back and leg pain, and depression.
Since her media attention at the age of 15, Georgia’s weight has continued to increase, bringing her to her current weight of 835 pounds.
Georgia remains in the hospital and is being treated for her many health problems.
The worldwide prevalence of obesity has nearly doubled since 1980, according to a major study on how three important heart disease risk factors have changed across the world over the last three decades.
The study, published today in three papers in the Lancet, looked at all available global data to assess how body mass index, blood pressure and cholesterol changed between 1980 and 2008.
The study shows that in 2008, more than one in ten of the world’s adult population was obese, with women more likely to be obese than men. An estimated 205 million men and 297 million adult women were obese – a total of more than half a billion adults worldwide.