More than half of the world’s population will be overweight or obese by 2035 without significant action, according to a new report.
The World Obesity Federation’s 2023 atlas predicts that 51 percent of the world, or more than 4 billion people, will be obese or overweight within the next 12 years.
Rates of obesity are rising particularly quickly among children and in lower-income countries, the report found.
Describing the data as a “clear warning”, Louise Baur, president of the World Obesity Federation, said that policymakers needed to act now to prevent the situation from worsening.
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The cost to society is significant as a result of the health conditions linked to being overweight, the federation said: more than USD 4 tn annually by 2035, or 3 percent of global GDP.
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By 2030, 50% of the population will be obese.
How did we get to this point?
It all started in 1956...