By 2035 Half of the World’s Population May Be Overweight


Obesity is big problem in the western world, largely because of low-quality high-fat food that is extremely cheap. Organizations have been attempting to slow the progress, but soon more than half of the world will be overweight.

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Full text for By 2035 Half of the World’s Population May Be Overweight:

The World Obesity Federation (WOF) has warned that at least half of the world’s population will be obese or overweight by 2035. That is just over one decade away and concerns more than four billion people. Currently, there are over a billion obese people in the world.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines obesity as “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health.” A body mass index (BMI) over 30 is obese. One medical association describes obesity as a “disease” while others say it is a “pandemic.”
The WOF is calling for immediate action to prevent a larger crisis. It said obesity was “particularly worrying.” It is urging governments to act and address the root causes so younger generations would not have to pay higher healthcare costs.
The causes of obesity include an increase in the popularity of processed foods, decreasing exercise levels, and a lack of education about health. The WOF would like less marketing of food that has high fat and sugar content, and healthier food in schools.

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