Childhood obesity has been in the limelight a lot recently, well now it seems the issue is gradually leveling off, there is another possible obesity epidemic to contend with.
Its not only the adult obesity rate that’s expected rise dramatically over the next few years, but also rates of diabetes, stroke and heart disease.
While childhood obesity is expected to decrease over the next few years, the figures are far less optimistic for adults.
Its expected that 41% of men aged between 20 and 65 and 38% of women will be obese, whilst 40% of men and 32% of women will be overweight.
As we know, with obesity are a number of illnesses with which it comes hand in hand, including those mentioned above. Its expected that by 2050 there will be a 23% rise in obesity related stroke,a 34% rise in obesity related high blood pressure, a 44% rise in obesity-related coronary heart disease and a 98% rise in obesity-related diabetes.
Experts have so far suggested taking part in sport as opposed to watching it on the TV, increasing fiber intake, eating brown rice instead of white and using smaller plates to accommodate smaller food portions.
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