Obese Rate Is Increasing, Experts Warn!

Obese Rate Is Increasing, Experts Warn!

Facts about BMI

BMI or body mass index can be identified by dividing the weight of an individual by his/her height. It can help you identify whether you carry a healthy weight or not. The weight should always be measured in kilograms and height should be taken in meters squared to calculate BMI. If your BMI comes more than 25, consider yourself overweight, while over 30 is considered as obese. A BMI score over 40 is morbidly obese.

Addressing the situation

If the obesity rates continue to increase at the same pace, by the year 2025, about 18 percent of men and 21 percent of women will be suffering from obesity worldwide. Moreover, more than six percent of men and nine percent of women will be severely obese means the BMI will be 35 kg per square meter or greater. This study revealed that about one-fifth of the world population would be affected by obesity by the year 2025.

The author of the study revealed that yet excessively, low body weight still a serious public health issue in poor regions and increasing population of obese people should not overshadow the population of underweight people or those who are not getting enough fat to function properly.

Majid Ezzati, a professor in London, said that the population of obese people across the world is greater than ever before. Furthermore, he added that the current situation is too difficult to be dealing with treatments and medications including diabetes treatments, cholesterol-lowering drugs, or blood pressure lowering drugs. According to Ezatti, the professor of the school of public health at imperial college London, serious must be taken, including addressing the pricing of foods that contribute to obesity and healthy foods, or increasing the tax on processed foods and high sugar food items in order to reduce the sale of unhealthy food products. Introducing new policies can slow down the rates of the increasing population of obese people all over the world. The public health issue must be resolved quickly by implementing smart food policies and improved healthcare training.

According to George Davey Smith, a professor at the University of Bristol advises not to divert attention away from people with under nutrition.

The president of the Royal College of pediatricians and child health, Neena Modi said that these studies are an indication to the government to take serious actions in combating obesity.

The problem is international and equally threatening for all countries, therefore worldwide joined thinking is required to make progress. The UK, however, has already proposed a sugar tax that is a good start. This can provide a good opportunity to people and helps in fighting against the most prevalent problem all over the world. We are looking forward to seeing a rigorous evaluation of its impact so that like the UK, other countries as well can benefit from this excellent example.