June 26, 2014
According to WHO, obesity is one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. Ever since the 1980s, the number of obese people in the WHO European Regions has been on the rise, and increasing at an alarmingly fast rate. Excess weight causes various physical disabilities and has its fair share in the development of diseases like cancer, cardiovascular and diabetes – all of which directly impact health budgets of European countries. In the following, we present the current rates of obesity in Europe, the countries for which it’s a serious challenge and what measures are taken to cut down the obesity rate on the continent.
Obesity in Europe – Facts
Obesity is a disease spread throughout all age groups, genders and economic circles. Dr Christopher Murray, the director of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in Seattle and co-founder of the Global Burden of Disease study says: […]