All countries ‘off track’ to meet weight targets - on World Obesity Day
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According to the World Obesity Organisation 1 in 5 adults worldwide are expected to have obesity by 2025.
Yet, they say all countries fall short of 2025 targets.
They add that High BMI is estimated to cost health services globally and obesity increases the risk of many diseases, including diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
And they say the roots of obesity run deep.
According to NHS Choices obesity describes a person who’s very overweight, with a lot of body fat.
It’s a common problem in the UK that’s estimated to affect around 1 in every 4 adults and around 1 in every 5 children aged 10 to 11.