According to today's announcement of the Association of Dietitians and Nutritionists of Cyprus, the problem of obesity seriously concerns Cyprus, where according to the latest calculations, 29.6% of Cypriots aged 20 & # 8211; 80-year-olds are in the normal weight category, 36.1% are in the overweight category and 27.8% are in the obese category.
For the purpose of investigating the rate of obesity and overweight in Cyprus and to determine the eating habits of the Cypriot citizen, the Cyprus Dietitians Association, conducted an epidemiological study on a random sample of about 1000 adults in the population aged (18), aged 18 & # 8211; scale.
The research, which lasted three years, places special emphasis on the eating habits and physical activity rates of Cypriots.
Globally, according to the WHO (2021), 800 million people live with obesity.
Specifically, 49% of adults are obese or overweight, 26% of adolescents are obese or overweight, 6% of children & lt; 5 years old are obese or overweight.
According to the WHO, non-communicable diseases are responsible for 62% of all deaths and unhealthy diet is a major factor, while in children, obesity has almost doubled every 10 years. It is noted that by 2030, it will increase to 60%, affecting 250 million children.
According to WHO, the medical consequences of obesity are high and will cost over 1 trillion US dollars by 2025.
“To tackle this disease effectively and stop it from rising, we need effective healthcare and broader cross-sectoral support. “Obesity can be prevented,” it is noted.
According to the Cyprus Association of Dietitians and Nutritionists, regarding the issue of obesity and bullying, although there are many reasons why one child will intimidate another, obese children remain first in intimidation targets.
Society, it is added, stigmatizes obese people, creating negative emotions that accompany them throughout their lives and cultivates stereotypes that are not easily removed.
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