WHO considers the obesity as an epidemic

On May 5, the World Health Organization declared obesity an epidemic in the European region. The disease kills 1.2 million people every year.

As reported, in the last 30 years, the number of overweight people in the world has tripled. By 2030, about 45 percent of the world’s population is anticipated to be overweight.

According to the WHO report, 60 percent of the adult population in the Old Contingent suffers from overweight and obesity.

In addition, one in three children (29 percent of boys and 27 percent of girls) has the same diagnosis. Worst of all, the disease kills 1.2 million people every year.

According to the WHO, given the current dynamics, no country in Europe will be able to achieve a positive result in the fight against obesity by 2025.

Decreased physical activity, poor nutrition, and the effects of coronavirus restrictions proceed to damage people's health.

With this in mind, WHO has made a number of recommendations aimed at effectively addressing the problem.

According to those, the introduction of a tax on sugary drinks will make sense. It is important to abate the cost of healthy foods. Moreover, the participation of the population in sports competitions and other activities targeted at promoting a healthy lifestyle should be expanded.