Named the exact number of overweight people

More than two billion people suffer from obesity and other weight problems. In addition, many more people die from obesity-related health problems than in 1980-1990. To such conclusions came the authors of the article in the journal New England Journal of Medicine.

Scientists from the University of Washington worked with data from the Global Burden of Disease Study for 2015, which involved 133 countries. Medics were interested in the dynamics of weight problems among children and adults from 1980 to 2015.

It turned out that more than 30% of the inhabitants of the Earth suffer from excess weight or obesity. Scientists put these diagnoses on the body mass index: 25-29.9 in the first case and more than 30 in the second.

From obesity in the world now suffers 107.7 million children and 603.7 million adults. Over 35 years the prevalence of this phenomenon has doubled in 70 countries, with the fastest growing obesity among children. Worst of all, the situation is in the developing countries, which made a sharp leap to prosperity: in China, Brazil, Indonesia, the number of obese children, adolescents and youth (18-24 years) tripled. Obesity among children is most common in the United States (13%), among adults - in Egypt (35%). The worst were adults in Vietnam and children in Bangladesh (1.6% and 1.2% obese, respectively).

Associated with overweight disease, nearly 4 million people died in 2015. It is noteworthy that almost 40% of these deaths affected those who did not fall into the group suffering from obesity (by body mass index). That is, even a small excess of the body can create health problems.

The authors of the study warn of a pandemic of obesity. "Those who brush aside their weight problems, very much risk to" earn "diseases of the cardiovascular system, diabetes, cancer and other deadly diseases. Half-joking New Year's vows should become a program of action for the whole year - lose weight and do not allow yourself to recruit it again, "said co-author of the article Christopher Merry.

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