Based on a report in MSN, people all over the world are putting on weight at such a fast rate that within 10 years one-fifth of the world’s population will be obese, experts have warned.
A new study of BMI tendencies found that from 1975 to 2014, the number of adults in the world grouped as obese increased from 105 million to 641 million. If this tendency continues, researchers forecast 18% of men and 21% of women worldwide will be obese by the year 2025.
Furthermore, the study published in The Lancet medical journal, also recommends more than 6% of men and 9% of women will be severely obese and putting their health at risk by 2025.
To avoid a prevalence of severe obesity, new strategies that can slow down and stop the worldwide increase in obesity must be applied quickly and thoroughly evaluated, including smart food policies and improved health-care training.
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