Sunday, December 5, 2010

Half Europeans Overweight

Half Europeans Overweight - Nearly half of adults in European Union countries suffer from overweight or obese. Figures obesity in these countries more than doubled compared to 20 years ago.

UK ranks first as a country that has the highest population of obesity followed by Ireland and Malta are a quarter the population is obese.

The experts this week to do "special meeting" to discuss the alarming trend. The European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which launched the report Health at a Galnce Europe in 2010, says the key to preventing this obesity epidemic is to implement healthy eating in children.

Currently, one of seven children in the EU are overweight or obese and this trend is likely to increase. Children who suffer from obesity threatened chronic health problems later in life. Diseases associated with obesity conditions include heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, arthritis, asthma and die young.

According to the OECD report, the UK 24.5 percent of adults suffer from obesity, in Ireland 23 per cent, 22.3 per cent of Malta, Iceland and Luxembourg 20 percent to 20 percent. Meanwhile, European countries are included in the group quite well, in the first place is the population of Romania obesitasnya "only" 7.9 per cent, Switzerland 8.1 percent, Italy 9.9 percent, Norway 10 percent, Sweden 10.2 percent.

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