Obesity has long been a problem in many countries, including the United States. In recent years, unfortunately, the medical issue has become an epidemic. Scientists and doctors refer to obesity as a plague of the twenty-first century. The issue is worst in the West, where cheap, horrible food can be had at any time of the day or night. There are so many fast-food joints offering artery-clogging burritos and hamburgers for just a couple of dollars. It is easy to stop in for lunch multiple times per week while away at work. Here are ten tragic facts about obesity the world should know.