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More than a billion people obese worldwide, research suggest

Health / Fri 1st Mar 2024 at 07:58am

MORE than a billion people are living with obesity around the world, global estimates published in The Lancet show.

This includes about 880 million adults and 159 million children, according to 2022 data.

The highest rates are in Tonga and American Samoa for women and American Samoa and Nauru for men, with some 70-80% of adults living with obesity.

Out of some 190 countries, the UK ranks 55th highest for men and 87th for women. 

The international team of scientists say there is an urgent need for major changes in how obesity is tackled.

Obesity can increase the risk of developing many serious health conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.

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1 Comment for More than a billion people obese worldwide, research suggest:

Colin
2024-03-01 10:22:56

Nothing new we have been living with obesity in the UK for years partly caused by political correctness. Since lockdown figures have increased and with more people working from home its likely to increase further.

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