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Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by BrandSpurNG: 2:15pm On Feb 07, 2020
WASHINGTON, February 6, 2020 — Long believed to be a problem exclusive to high-income countries, evidence shows that over 70 percent of the world’s 2 billion overweight and obese individuals live in low- or middle-income countries. Faced with increasing disability, mortality, health care costs, and lower productivity, obesity is a growing concern for all countries regardless of income level, says a new World Bank report launched here today.

Obesity has a major impact on national economies and on human capital by reducing productivity and life expectancy and increasing disability and health care costs. It is projected that in the next 15 years, the costs of obesity will total more than US$7 trillion in developing countries.

The report Obesity: Health and Economic Consequences of an impending global challenge state that obesity-related diseases are now among the top three killers across the globe, except in Sub-Saharan Africa. Recent data show that since 1975 obesity has nearly tripled and now accounts for 4 million deaths worldwide every year.

Factors escalating the obesity epidemic include ultra-processed and sugary foods, reduced physical activity, and higher incomes, which often go hand-in-hand with higher consumption of unhealthy foods.

“As countries grow economically and per capita income rise, the devastating impacts and burden of obesity will continue to shift toward the poor,” says Dr. Meera Shekar, Global Lead for Nutrition at the World Bank and co-author of the report along with Dr. Barry Popkin from the University of North Carolina.

In China between 2000 and 2009, health care costs associated with obesity grew from half a percent to more than 3 percent of China’s annual health care expenditure. In Brazil, obesity-related health care costs are expected to double, from less than US$6 billion in 2010 to more than US$10 billion in 2050.

In addition to directly increased health care costs, there are also indirect costs associated with, for example, reduced work productivity, absenteeism, and early retirement, which affect individuals and societies.

Many countries across the globe are also suffering from what is referred to as the “double burden of malnutrition”—high stunting and increasing obesity rates, further compromising their human capital.

“One of the most effective ways to address obesity and other non-communicable diseases is by ramping up investments in affordable, quality primary health care”, says Dr. Muhammad Pate, Global Director for Health, Nutrition and Population at the World Bank. “This makes sense both from a health and an economic perspective. Putting more resources on the frontlines to detect and treat conditions early, before they become more serious, saves lives, improves health outcomes, reduces health care costs and strengthens preparedness.”

The report stresses that in order to avoid the risk of obesity in future generations, governments and development partners must adopt a comprehensive approach. Effective primary health systems will be crucial together with a strong focus on preventative measures such as mandating the labeling of processed foods; increasing consumer education; reducing salt and sugar-sweetened beverages, and investing in early childhood nutrition programs.

The report also highlights the importance of strong fiscal policies, such as taxation of unhealthy foods; and enhancing urban design, such as playgrounds in schools and walking and bicycle paths.

Financial support for the preparation of the report was provided by the Government of Japan through the Japan Trust Fund for Scaling Up Nutrition.

SOURCE: https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2020/02/05/obesity-related-diseases-among-top-three-killers-in-most-countries-world-bank-says

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Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by Lymasaba(m): 3:12pm On Feb 07, 2020
Obesity is a risk factor of many diseas and a progressive risk factors of all the disease u know

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Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by kelvyn7(m): 3:13pm On Feb 07, 2020
wawoo shocked
Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by Jrevelation(m): 3:13pm On Feb 07, 2020
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Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by MANNABBQGRILLS: 3:13pm On Feb 07, 2020
Some years back, we were suprised to hear an Orobo woman shouting at a conductor in a bus that
'Oga abeg, i no fit shift pass dis one, Na fat i fat, i no kill person '!! shocked

Those words still resonate in our heads after a decade!!


Obesity—kills 1 in 14 people currently—do you really care?
Obese guys, kindly be kind to yourself please.
We love you guys!

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Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by zeelux97(m): 3:15pm On Feb 07, 2020
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Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by TissuePaper: 3:15pm On Feb 07, 2020
Dammmmn Nigggaaar

People with obesity are not real niggars, it doesn't take anything away from you if you watch your diet and hit the gym at least twice a week.

Me I be gym addict with big chest and biceps, I cannot date a lady with big Belle, my popsy being a real nigga strongly advised me against that, said it is bad omen.

Abeg make una try dey exercise, by the time you clock 60yrs u will see the significance

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Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by aadoiza: 3:16pm On Feb 07, 2020
Wetin be obesity?
Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by rawpadgin(m): 3:16pm On Feb 07, 2020
Personally i don't like fat people & i am scared of getting fat myself.......something tells me i wont last long if i become fat.

With that in mind, i still plays active football & visits the gym on a regular basis. even though i am approaching 40 still looking like a 30 year old man tongue.

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Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by Pavore9: 3:17pm On Feb 07, 2020
It is a lifestyle disease. Like someone said "It's not fine to be fat, celebrating obesity is irresponsible".

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Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by Ekakamba: 3:17pm On Feb 07, 2020
Them say na BBB alias 'BIG BOLD BEAUTIFUL'. grin tongue
aadoiza:
Wetin be obesity?







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Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by Offpoint: 3:17pm On Feb 07, 2020
Does food really make someone fat or it's hereditary?


Cause if looked back to the amount of food I ate when I hit 16/17 years... I wondered why I'm still like broomstick till.

I was eating like there were 5000 human being living in my stomach.

Now, I can't finish N50 Fufu... can't finish 50cl any carbonated drinks.

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Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by visijo(m): 3:17pm On Feb 07, 2020
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Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by AmazingDesigns: 3:17pm On Feb 07, 2020
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Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by DropsMic(m): 3:18pm On Feb 07, 2020
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Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by EcoBrick: 3:18pm On Feb 07, 2020
zeelux97:
grin grin grin

Bro, is the man in that picture real or photoshopped? That man needs to shed some serious fat!!
Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by Nobody: 3:18pm On Feb 07, 2020
Thank God Nigerians aren't obese. Anyone who wishes to see "grade one" obese patients should go to America. You go fear na grin

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Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by solmus: 3:19pm On Feb 07, 2020
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good one, another reason for Sanwo Olu's Okada ban


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Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by Goldencheese(m): 3:20pm On Feb 07, 2020
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Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by MrSix: 3:20pm On Feb 07, 2020
This is insightful. However, trend wouldn't make some go to the gym or find exercise but would think "I love my body the way it is." Sadly, that body size kills.
As is stands Obesity is a condition. You need manage it or it manages you.







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Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by munex007(m): 3:21pm On Feb 07, 2020
Vegetables and fruits are the best food for humans. Stay away from junks

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Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by phr0nesis(m): 3:21pm On Feb 07, 2020
With the kind of hustle we go through everyday, Nigerians are not permitted to get obese.
There are exceptions though

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Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by Opinedecandid(m): 3:22pm On Feb 07, 2020
True
Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by tammie24: 3:24pm On Feb 07, 2020
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Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by Mikelarteta(m): 3:24pm On Feb 07, 2020
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Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by sanemind2(m): 3:26pm On Feb 07, 2020
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Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by zeelux97(m): 3:27pm On Feb 07, 2020
EcoBrick:


Bro, is the man in that picture real or photoshopped? That man needs to shed some serious fat!!

Very very real, as real as nicki's ass
In fact I have the video ;p grin shocked
Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by Tophamer(m): 3:30pm On Feb 07, 2020
Don't always use derrogatory words on plus sized people.

Its hurtful.

Some did not make themselves like that. They just cannot help it

Obesity is neither a sin nor a death sentence.

Selah

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Re: Obesity-related Diseases Among Top Three Killers In Most Countries - World Bank by PureGoldh(m): 3:30pm On Feb 07, 2020
Kindly eat with caution

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