This visualization shows the percentage of each age group that is either overweight or obese on a global basis. Click the arrows to scroll through the years 1990 to 2013, and see how the percentage increases over time. This example is built with D3.js, and the source code is available here.
The data is from the University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Global Burden of Disease Study . The associated Lancet paper  and related press releases are available on their website.
 Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013) Obesity Prevalence 1990-2013. Seattle, United States: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), 2014.
 Global, regional, and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults during 1980–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet. Volume 384, No. 9945, p766–781, 30, August 2014.
Built by: Philip Thomas