Named the exact number suffering from obesity earthlings
From obesity and other weight problems affect more than two billion people. In addition, from obesity to health problems, many more people die than in 1980-1990.
This is the conclusion reached by the authors of the article in the New England journal of Medicine.
Scientists from Washington University worked with data from the global study of diseases (Global Burden of Disease Study) for 2015, which was attended by 133 countries. Doctors were interested in the dynamics of weight issues among children and adults from 1980 to 2015.
It turned out that more than 30% of the Earth’s inhabitants suffering from excess weight or obesity.
Scientists put these diagnoses on the body mass index: 25-29,9 in the first case and 30 in the second.
From obesity in the world is now suffering 107,7 million children and adults of 603.7 million. For 35 years the prevalence has doubled in 70 countries, and the most rapidly spreading obesity among children. The worst situation is in developing countries that made a leap to prosperity: China, Brazil, Indonesia, the number of obese children, adolescents and young adults (18-24 years) has tripled. Obesity among children is most prevalent in the United States (13%), among adults in Egypt (35%). The lean turned out to be adults in Vietnam and children in Bangladesh (1.6% and 1.2% of fat, respectively).
Associated with overweight of the disease led to the death of approximately four million people in 2015. It is noteworthy that nearly 40% of these deaths struck those who do not fall into the group of obese (body mass index). That is, even a small excess of the body can create health problems.
The authors of the study warned the pandemic of obesity. “Those who shrugs off his problems with weight, are at risk to “earn” cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and other deadly diseases. Playful new year vows should be a programme of action for the whole year — to lose weight and can not afford to gain again,” said co-author Christopher Murray.