Obese population to increase by 2035; Obesity Atlas Report claims

Ayushee JoshiPublish Date: 20 Mar, 2023

According to a new Global Obesity Federation research, more than half of the world’s population will be fat or overweight by 2035.

According to the 2023 Global Obesity Atlas report, 51% of the global population will be living with overweight and obesity within 12 years if prevention, treatment, and support do not improve. If current trends continue, the research forecasts that childhood obesity would more than double by 2020.

Half of the population to obese till 2035

According to the report’s predictions, 1 in 4 people will have obesity, up from 1 in 7 currently. Overweight and obesity are defined by the World Health Organization “as an abnormal or excessive buildup of fat that is harmful to health. Overweight is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 25, and obesity as a BMI of greater than 30”.

Obesity and being overweight are risk factors for a variety of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke), diabetes, and some malignancies. Childhood obesity is linked to a number of major health issues, as well as an increased chance of the beginning of connected disorders at a young age.

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