Obesity

Conteúdo atualizado em: 15/03/2022

Take action on World Obesity Day

"Obesity is a global problem, and it affects us all. 800 million of us are living with the disease, with millions more at risk. We know the roots of obesity run deep, and the only way we can make progress is by working together. That’s why we’re calling for action at the local, national, and global levels." (WOD)

 

Malnutrition and obesity

"At the other end of the malnutrition scale, obesity is one of today’s most blatantly visible – yet most neglected – public health problems. Paradoxically coexisting with undernutrition, an escalating global epidemic of overweight and obesity – “globesity” – is taking over many parts of the world. If immediate action is not taken, millions will suffer from an array of serious health disorders."(PAHO/WHO)

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Obesity and NCD

"Unhealthy diets and a lack of physical activity may show up in people as raised blood pressure, increased blood glucose, elevated blood lipids and obesity. These are called metabolic risk factors that can lead to cardiovascular disease, the leading NCD in terms of premature deaths."(PAHO/WHO)  

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Obesity and COVID-19

"Obesity is a disease impacting most body systems. It affects the heart, liver, kidneys,  joints, and reproductive system. It leads to a range of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke, various forms of cancer, as well as mental health issues. People with obesity are also three times more likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19." (PAHO/WHO)

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