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Here Are Photos Of Obese People In The World And The Possible Causes Of The Condition

According to World Health Organization (WHO) statistics during the 2022 World Obesity Day, the number of overweight and obese people has skyrocketed in recent years jumping from 857 million in 1980 to 2.3 billion in 2019. In early 2022, more than 1 billion people worldwide are obese, including 650 million adults, 340 million adolescents, and 39 million children, and the number is still increasing.

WHO further estimates that by 2025, approximately, 167 million people (adults and children) will become less healthy as a result of being overweight or obese. This is expected to become a health crisis in the future if not looked into.

The fast food industry and extreme ignorance about fitness are driving people to be overweight. Being overweight carries a range of negative health consequences. It is often a major risk factor for the development of several non-communicable diseases, disabilities, and premature death.

Increase intake of energy-dense foods that are high in fats and sugar; decrease in physical activity among town dwellers causes accumulation of fats. Obesity cause disease like cardiovascular, diabetes, musculoskeletal, and some cancer. Children should exercise daily and fatty foods should not be included in meals. This will reduce the chances of obesity at an early age.

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