Overweight adults top 1.475 billion

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THERE are more overweight people in the world than the entire population of China.

Figures show there are one billion overweight adults in the world and a further 475 million who are obese.

This compares to China’s population of 1.349 billion, the analysis from the International Association for the Study of Obesity shows.

The World Cancer Research Fund warns excess weight is the second biggest cancer risk after smoking.