The problem of obesity is increasing all around the world but it is more in the state of America. People are suffering from the obesity related diseases than ever before. And the cities in the country are trying to fight back with the measures like soda taxes and calorie labels.
This issue is raising all around the world no matter the country is rich or poor, the obesity problem is there.
A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine which is done by the group of researchers, funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation shows as estimate yet on the worldwide obesity and found that more than 10 percent of the world population of which 107.7 million children and 603.7 are adults. The problem of obesity is increased in more than 70 countries and it is doubled since 1980.
Let’s have a look at some of the facts and figures about obesity.
You will be surprised to know that obesity contributed to seven percent of all deaths globally in the year 2015. The NEJM authors said physical activity levels began to decline before the global obesity rate started to surge which means changes which are happening in the food environment are the major obesity offender. They said the food companies like PepsiCo and McDonalds have made a way to obesity through their cheap but calorie dense foods.
The researchers said “Increased availability, accessibility, and affordability of energy-dense foods, alone with the intense marketing of such food, could explain excess energy intake and weight gain among different populations”.
When you have a high body weight the risk factor of the range of chronic diseases increases, which includes diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and a number of cancers. As the obesity poll is going high so as these diseases poll is going high.
The researcher’s research said that 4 million deaths globally or 7 percent of death by any cause in 2015. And most of the deaths were because of the diseases of cardiovascular, diabetes, kidney, and cancers.
And this is the massive number of deaths. These numbers are more than the death caused by traffic accidents, Alzheimer’s, or terrorism. So, the result is that obesity is killing more people than any other accident, incident, or attack.