More than half of the world's population will be overweight or obese by 2035


The World Obesity Federation has confirmed that more than half of the world's population will be classified as obese or overweight by 2035, and the cost of the effects of obesity per year could reach more than 4 trillion dollars by 2035.

"More than four billion people will be affected, and rates will rise even faster among children," said a report by the Federation.

The World Obesity Federation reveals that half of the world's population will be obese by 2035

"The cost of the effects of obesity will reach more than 4 trillion dollars annually by 2035," he predicted, noting that low-and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia may see the largest rises in the number of obese or overweight people.

Implications of obesity in the future

"More than half of the world's population will be classified as obese or overweight by 2035 if no action is taken," the report explained.

In light of this, Itu President Professor Louise Burr described the report's findings as a clear warning to countries to act now or risk repercussions in the future.

Prevalence of obesity

Highlighting the effects of obesity prevalence on low-income countries, the report showed that nine of the ten countries with the largest projected increases in obesity globally are low-or middle-income countries in Africa and Asia.

The reasons for this are trends towards a preference for eating more highly processed foods, higher levels of lazy behavior, weaker policies to control food supply and marketing, and less resourced healthcare services to help weight management and health education.

High rates of obesity among children 

The report, which highlighted, in particular, the high rates of obesity among children and adolescents, revealed that the rates are expected to double from 2020 levels among both males and females.

Response to Obesity

He pointed out that low-income countries are often less able than other countries to respond to obesity and its consequences.

The results showed that the rise in obesity rates around the world will have a significant impact on the global economy, equivalent to 3 percent of the Global gross domestic product (GDP).

The report emphasizes that his recognition of the economic impact of obesity in no way reflects the blame on people suffering from obesity, confirming his intention to submit the data published in the report to the United Nations next Monday.

Obesity is a medical term used to describe a person who has a high percentage of body fat.

The report uses the body mass index (BMI) to make its assessments. The BMI is calculated by dividing the weight of an adult by the square of his height.

Cancerous Tumors

The British Cancer Research Association had previously warned about the danger of obesity and its relationship with more than four common cancer tumors in Britain.
She explained that being overweight may be a more likely cause of bowel, kidney, ovarian, and liver cancers than tobacco smoking.
She stressed that millions are at risk of cancer due to their excess weight, and the number of obese people exceeds the number of smokers by 2 to 1.
Louise added that the trend is particularly worrying and that governments and policymakers around the world need to do everything they can to avoid transferring health, social and economic costs to the younger generation via the underlying systems and factors, which contribute to obesity.

To view the full report, you can check it here.

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