Over 50% Of The Global Population Will Be Overweight By 2035, Says Report

A new report says that if nothing is done, more than half of the world's population will be overweight or obese by 2035.

Over 4 billion people, or 51% of the world's population, are predicted to be obese or overweight in the next 12 years, according to the World Obesity Federation's 2023 atlas.

The report highlighted several factors contributing to the global obesity epidemic, including changes in diet, sedentary lifestyles, and the increasing availability of processed and high-calorie foods. The report also noted that obesity is a complex issue with many social and environmental determinants, including poverty, inequality, and urbanization.

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The consequences of the global obesity epidemic are significant and include increased risk of many chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and some forms of cancer. Additionally, obesity places a significant burden on healthcare systems and has significant economic and social costs.

Efforts to address the global obesity epidemic require a multifaceted approach, including promoting healthy diets, increasing physical activity, and addressing social and environmental factors that contribute to obesity. The report underscores the urgent need for action to address this growing public health crisis.


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