I cannot understand why people eat unhealthy food all the time to such an extent that they make themselves obese and cause all sorts of problem and illness’s with their body.
And the adults are doing the same to their children from as young as 3 or 4, so the adults are setting their children up for an early death.
Obesity in UK could surge to 26 million
Up to 15 million people are currently obese in the UK,Almost 26 million Britons could be obese by 2030 if current trends continue, and 461,000 could develop heart disease.
And researchers estimate its growth could increase spending on obesity-related health problems by 25 per cent annually, or £2 billion.
Globally, about 1.5 billion people are overweight, and an additional 500 million are obese.
The health care costs of treating obesity now account for between 2 and 6 per cent of total healthcare costs in many countries, even exceeding the costs of treating tobacco-related conditions.
In the UK, we need our Government to take the lead and make it easier to be healthier, such as by ensuring children are fully protected from junk food marketing on and off line.
They say the length of time a person is obese has a direct effect on their risk of death, irrespective of age or the degree to which they are overweight.
The researchers analysed the records of 5,036 people in the US whose health was assessed every two years over decades.They found that the risk of death increased by 7 per cent for every two years of being obese.
The researchers also warned that because obesity now occurs at a younger age, today’s children are likely to have shorter life spans.
The introduction of a new way of measuring obesity would help with the estimation of associated health risks.
The issue of obesity is a pressing one, with one out of four adults in the UK overweight.
If the current trends continue, 75 per cent of the population will be affected by the effects of excess weight within 10 to 15 years.