According to a recent study under the Pakistan Health Research Council, over 50% population in Pakistan is obese. Also over half of the population is at risk of fatal diseases due to obesity, as per the study. Furthermore, the study revealed that not just adults but children also are becoming obese at an increased rate.
World Obesity Foundation published a report Atlas of Childhood Obesity which stated that by the year 2030 the children living with obesity in Pakistan will cross 5 million mark. 5,412,457 children in Pakistan between the ages of 5-19 years would be obese, as stated in the study.
Pakistan ranks 9th in the list of countries predicted to have 1 million school-age children and youth living with obesity in 2030. The top three countries on the fatness index are India, China, and America.
The reason for obesity as explained by the medical officers and experts is poor nutrition and lack of healthcare. Eating greasy food, junk snacks lead to obesity. Another issue is inactivity. If we don’t walk, do exercise or work, then we will get obese. Thus, it is important to lead a healthy lifestyle in order to maintain fit.
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In another article, we informed our readers that according to WHO, “In 2016, 39% of adults aged 18 years and over (39% of men and 40% of women) were overweight. Overall, about 13% of the world’s adult population (11% of men and 15% of women) was obese in 2016. The worldwide prevalence of obesity nearly tripled between 1975 and 2016.”
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