Less cereals and more meat, fat, and sugar: all over the world, but especially in the developing countries, a rise in the number of overweight or obese adults. This also leads to a burden for health systems.
More than one in three adults worldwide is overweight. In a on Friday published study by the London-based Overseas Development Institute (ODI), 1.46 billion adults – more than a third of all adults worldwide are obese or overweight. Particularly worried the researchers showed in the face of rapidly increasing Numbers in developing countries. Between 1980 and 2008 and have quadrupled the number of overweight and obese people in developing countries almost. This is "alarmierend", the ODI researcher Steve Wiggins, one of the authors of the " said;Future Diets report".
The extreme increase of obesity in developing countries
Between 1980 and 2008, the number of patients increased in developing countries according to the figures from 250 million to 904 million. Also in the industrial countries, the number increased significantly: from 321 million in 1980 to 557 million in 2008. The question is, as a result of these developments in the world significantly more cases of diseases such as cancer, Diabetes, strokes and heart attacks. This means "a heavy burden for the Gesundheitssysteme".
According to the study, was recorded in China and Mexico since 1980, almost a doubling of Obesity and fat rates of obesity. The people eat vegetables, therefore, is less and less cereal and tuber and more and more meat, fat and sugar. The people ate larger amounts of food and moving at the same time becoming less and less.
In Europe, about half of the adults are too thick
Both the leading politicians as well as citizens in developing countries showed little willingness to change this Situation and to promote a healthier diet, the researchers analyzed. The awareness campaigns of governments are not sufficient. "Politicians need to abandon their reluctance to influence when it comes to what food on our plates ends up."
In Europe, 58 percent of adults, according to the study, overweight or obese, this corresponds to the Rates in Latin America, North Africa and the Middle East. In the UK, 64 per cent of adults are affected, in North America, 70 percent. FOCUS FOCUS title: Lean without Stress – Five ways to the desire weight