Russia ranks 19th among the "thickest" countries in the world

According to the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, in Russia today 60% of women and 50% of men over 30 years in our country suffer from excess weight, 30% - obese. But not everyone sees in themselves the problem of excess weight - research holding "Romir" found that only 51% of women and 38% of Russian men see completeness.

Increasingly, overweight in Russians turns into chronic obesity, which should already be treated medically.

If we talk about the geographical component of the problem, it is most typical for the residents of the Siberian Federal District: the incidence of adult obesity in the Omsk, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Irkutsk regions, the Altai and Transbaikalian regions, in Khakassia, Altai and Buryatia is almost In 1,5 times above the national average.

A similar situation has developed in the North-Western Federal District - in the Arkhangelsk, Novgorod, Vologda Regions, Karelia and Komi.

In the Far East, the Urals and the North Caucasus, a complex situation is observed in three subjects of the federation in each, in the Volga region - in four, the situation in the Volgograd region raises concerns.

The situation with obesity in the regions of the Central Federal District is at the all-Russian level.


According to a recent study by the English consulting company Maplecroft, Russia is on the third place in the world among the countries where obesity badly affects the economy, second only to Mexico and the United States. Economic consequences include the direct costs of the health system, indirect costs associated with the loss of economic productivity, as well as the individual expenses of citizens on drugs.

It should be remembered that overweight and obesity are the key risk factors for the occurrence of cardiovascular and oncological diseases, diabetes, breast and prostate tumors. Only 1 kilogram of excess weight causes an increase in blood pressure by 2 mm Hg.

The main causes of the "epidemic" of obesity are a sedentary lifestyle and malnutrition.

On July 1, Russia introduced the technical regulations of the Customs Union for fat and oil products, through which information on the maximum content of saturated fatty acids and trans-isomers will appear on margarines, spreads, melted vegetable-cream and vegetable-fat blends. This technology has been tested in many countries and has proved to be one of the most effective in the struggle for proper nutrition. Unfortunately, in Russia the list of products subject to such labeling is still one of the shortest in the world.
 

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