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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Scientists: every tenth person in the world suffers from obesity


About 712 million people, approximately ten percent of people in the world suffer from obesity, and all the excess weight is observed at 2.2 billion people, i.e. almost every third inhabitant of the Earth. To such conclusion experts from a number of American research organizations.


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Summarizing the information contained in 1,800 different databases, the researchers came to the conclusion that people with a body mass index above 25 (corresponding to overweight) and above 30 (obesity) in the world becomes more and more. All, according to a study from obesity today affects about 604 million 108 million adults and children.

In the study, researchers analyzed data on 195 countries, almost all over the world. As it turned out, the problem of obesity is becoming increasingly relevant even in regions that historically suffer from a lack of food, such as African countries. In 73 States, including Turkey, Venezuela, and Bhutan, the number of people with obesity with 18980 until 2015, at least doubled and continues to grow. In this same period, reducing the number of people with obesity is not fixed in any country.

Scientific work was published in New England Journal of Medicine. Experts suggest that identified trends are explained in the first place, poor diet of people.

Last year there was published another major study devoted to the problem of obesity. The authors analyzed data from the world health organization and more than 700 studies conducted in different countries of the world, called similar figure, according to them, obesity affects about 640 million people every tenth man and every seventh woman. Research 2016, have demonstrated that people with obesity in the world has more than those, which suffers from a lack of weight. Experts suggest that a similar situation exists for the first time in the history of mankind.

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