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Are you OBESE?- Overweight and obesity are the leading risk for global deaths

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    Obesity
    Key facts


    • Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980.
    • In 2008, more than 1.4 billion adults, 20 and older, were overweight. Of these over 200 million men and nearly 300 million women were obese.
    • 65% of the world's population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight.
    • More than 40 million children under the age of five were overweight in 2010.
    • Obesity is preventable.

    Facts about overweight and obesity

    Obesity is a leading preventable cause of death worldwide. At least 2.8 million adults die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. In addition, 44% of the diabetes burden, 23% of the ischaemic heart disease burden and between 7% and 41% of certain cancer burdens are attributable to overweight and obesity.

    Some WHO global estimates from 2008 follow.


    • More than 1.4 billion adults, 20 and older, were overweight.
    • Of these overweight adults, over 200 million men and nearly 300 million women were obese.
    • Overall, more than one in ten of the world's adult population was obese.


    In 2010, more than 40 million children under five were overweight. Once considered a high-income country problem, overweight and obesity are now on the rise in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings. Close to 35 million overweight children are living in developing countries and 8 million in developed countries.


    Overweight and obesity are linked to more deaths worldwide than underweight. For example, 65% of the world's population live in countries where overweight and obesity kill more people than underweight (this includes all high-income and most middle-income countries).

    Source: WHO
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    Aisee hebu waeleze maana siku hizi bwana utamkuta mwanaume karundika chips, mbuzi choma, mayai, soda nyepesi, wine
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    Is She Sleeping on her side back or stomach??? Tafakari, tule kwa mpangilio!!!
     

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    Obesity ni tatizo ambalo linazuilika, iwapo mtu ataamua, lakini inasikitisha kwamba linaongoza kwa kuchukua maisha ya watu.
     
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    Obesity ni tatizo ambalo linazuilika, iwapo mtu ataamua, lakini inasikitisha kwamba linaongoza kwa kuchukua maisha ya watu.
     
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    Smoking, alcohol consumption and obesity are the risk factors of almost all lifestyle diseases.
     
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    Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, are the leading cause of mortality in the world.
    This invisible epidemic is an under-appreciated cause of poverty and hinders the economic development of many countries.
    The burden is growing - the number of people, families and communities afflicted is increasing. Common, modifiable risk factors underlie the major NCDs. They include tobacco, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet, insufficient physical activity, overweight/obesity, raised blood pressure, raised blood sugar and raised cholesterol.

    The NCD threat can be overcome using existing knowledge. The solutions are highly cost-effective. Comprehensive and integrated action at country level, led by governments, is the means to achieve success.


    Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Once considered a problem only in high income countries, overweight and obesity are now dramatically on the rise in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings.



    The good news is that everyone can be part of the solution to these pandemic, play your party,

    SOURCE WHO
     
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