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Why are there more and more obese people in the world?

Le 14/08/2019

Obesity is the abnormal buildup of fat in the body.

In 2016, a scientific study showed that obesity affects 13% of the world’s population, that’s 650 million adults.

Between 1980 and 2016, obesity has more than doubled: so much so that it has become an epidemic!

Causes of obesity may be genetic, handed down from a parent to a child at birth.

But the main cause is the unbalance between the calories consumed and those burned.

We eat too much bad quality food: ready prepared processed dishes, pizzas, sodas,…

The fast food chain McDonald’s sells 2 billion hamburgers around the world every year; that’s 58 hamburgers per second!

In Europe, it’s the British that eat the most hamburgers.

It’s also the British that have a problem with excess weight both in children and in adults.

Obesity is a serious illness that can lead to cardiovascular problems and also diabetes or cancer.

To stop this plague, the World Health Organisation recommends at least one hour of sport a day.

And to eat healthy food, especially fruit, vegetables and leguminous plants.

If obesity continues to grow at the present rate, the WHO has calculated that about 20% of the world population could be obese by 2025.