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Global report: Obesity bigger health crisis than hunger

Posted by on Dec. 13, 2012 at 8:02 PM
Jen
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So basically, according to a new report, obesity is a bigger healthy crisis globally than hunger, and the leading cause of disabilities around the world. 

It used to be that kids were dying from infectious disease. But now the biggest problem is that so many people are obese....up 82% globally in the last 20 years! (and it's not just us, the middle east has seen a 100% increase since 1990). However, they are blaming it on the "western" lifestyle. 

The report goes on to say how obesity causes noncommunnicable diseases like diabetes, stroke and heart disease. Also back pain. And there is talk of how the focus should go from treating noncommunicable diseases to preventing them.

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Does this surprise you? 

by on Dec. 13, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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musicpisces
by on Dec. 13, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Well, since I'm studying nursing and nutrition, that doesn't surprise me even a little bit.  The saddest thing, I think, about that, is that it's the American cultural influence that's led to that.  The world is Americanizing, and this is the consequence of that.

Suzanne

"Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want right now."

mp3mom
by on Dec. 13, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Indeed, it does.

darbyakeep45
by Darby on Dec. 14, 2012 at 4:51 AM

Wow!  I'm not that surprised to be honest though.

SabrinaLC
by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 9:02 AM

I'm not surprised at all.

cleanaturalady
by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 3:46 PM

This is a situation where we need to spread the food around, I guess.

CrazedMomof2
by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 4:57 PM

I'm doubtful the obesity is coming from  the amount of food that is being consumed. It is WHAT is being consumed that is the problem.

Alyson121
by Alyson on Dec. 14, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Wow!!! Then why is there so much stuff in the news about fighting global hunger?  Something is amiss. Medicine makes too much money for people NOT to be sick.

Krysden
by Platinum Member on Dec. 17, 2012 at 5:16 PM

wow

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