The number of overweight people on the planet today surpass the people that are underweight, based on an evaluation of the of adult body-mass index in 200 countries over the last 40 years. The main research, published within the medical journal The Lancet, suggests that the population of obese people has increased from to 641 million from 105 million in 1975.
The number of obese men has tripled more than 3.2 percent to 10.8 percent and obese women has doubled with more than 6.4 percent to 14.9 percent since 1975. At the same time, the number of those “skinny” people fell more modestly, by around a third in both men (13.8 percent to 8.8 percent) and women (14.6 percent to 9.7 percent).
Over the past 40 years, we have changed from a world in which underweight prevalence was more than double that of obesity, to one in which more people are obese than underweight.”If present trends continue, not only will the world not meet the obesity target of halting the rise in the prevalence of obesity at its 2010 level by 2025, but more women will be severely obese than underweight by 2025,” says senior author Majid Ezzati from the School of Public Health at Imperial College London.
In South Asia, almost 1/4 of the population continue to be underweight, and in east and central Africa, the population of underweight people are 15 percent in men and greater than 12 percent in women.
The writers advise that the worldwide trends in growing obesity that is increasing shouldn’t surpass the ongoing underweight issue in nations that are poor.
Nearly a fifth of the obese adults in the world, 118 thousand of these, reside in six high income English-speaking nations like: Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, US and the UK. In Australia, about 27 percentage of the populace are overweight.
The study representative of The Health and Nutrition Program at CSIRO, Manny Moakes claims the figures are worrying and the effect is not just on the atmosphere but additionally about growing serious illnesses.
Heavier populations consume more fuels as well as food which is not sustainable. The low cost of junk foods and beverages is a contributor. Appropriate food policies and universal nutrition and healthy weight programs particularly targeting preconception are urgently needed,” stated Noakes.