If not much progress is made, 51 percent of the world’s population (nearly four billion people) will be overweight or obese by 2035, according to the latest report from the Global Obesity Federation.
The published materials also revealed that the rate of obesity is rising particularly sharply among children and residents of low-income countries. The organization also quoted in its report Louis Burr, president of the association, who described the report as a “clear warning”.
Meanwhile, the president of the association called on political decision-makers to take steps to prevent further deterioration of the situation. He added that it was particularly worrying that the proportion of obese people was increasing faster among children and adolescents.
Obesity-related diseases can impose a significant additional burden on society: by 2035, the affected countries may have to spend more than $4 trillion, or three percent of global GDP, on this, the authors note.
The data will also be shared with the United Nations
They added: They believe that the social, environmental and biological factors of obesity should focus on prevention. The report used body mass index (BMI), defined as the squared ratio of body weight and body length, as the basis for its assessment.
According to the definition of the World Health Organization (WHO), people with a BMI greater than 25 are overweight, while people with a BMI over 30 fall into the obese category. In 2020, 38 percent of the world’s population, or 2.6 billion people, fell into these categories.
The data will be presented to UN decision makers and member states the following week.
The majority of people in Hungary are overweight
According to the index, Hungary is among the top three in Europe, and among the ten fattest countries in the world. Pedros J. Robert, chief of obesity, cited several reasons, including:
- lack of movement and
- Hormones too.
“And although obesity is associated with an increased risk of cancer, it does not play a distinct role in itself in the emergence of high mortality rates from cancer and neoplastic diseases. However, the truth is that there is probably no part of the body that is not affected by obesity in some way, From cardiovascular disease to type 2 diabetes and various musculoskeletal and psychological problems.”
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