Weight Gain Epidemic - A Global View
Weight issues are usually discussed as an individual problem. The reality is
that obesity is an expanding global problem. Because over eating causes many
diseases, this global problem is often described as a disease epidemic that
spreads like an infectious disease. An intelligent approach to each
individual who is overweight and not well is to recognize that each
person is a member of a group whose members all participate in creating
dysfunction and disease. Obesity can be understood as a family problem and then
a societal problem. Remedies do involve changes in the behavior of individuals
but these change depend on changes in the way the community operates.
The world health organization develops global perspectives on human diseases.
The following summary was developed from the World Health Report: The world is living dangerously – either because it has little choice, which is
often the case among the poor, or because it is making the wrong choices in
terms of its consumption and its activities. Indeed, there is evidence that
these risk factors are part of a “risk transition” showing marked changes in
patterns of living in many parts of the world. In many developing countries
rapid increases in body weight are being recorded, particularly among children,
adolescents and young adults. Obesity rates have risen threefold or even more in
some parts of North America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Pacific
Islands, Australasia and China since 1980.
"Changes in food processing and production and in agricultural and trade
policies have affected the daily diet of hundreds of millions of people…Eating
fruit and vegetables can help prevent cardiovascular diseases and some cancers,
low intake of them as part of diet is responsible for almost three million
deaths a year from those diseases. At the same time, changes in living and
working patterns have led to less physical activity and less physical labor.
“Physical inactivity causes about 15% of some cancers, diabetes and heart
disease.” The report found that there are 170 million children in poor countries
who are underweight and over three million of them die each year as a result.
There are more than one billion adults worldwide who are overweight and at least
300 million who are clinically obese. Among these, about half a million people
in North America and Western Europe die from obesity-related diseases every
Kaplan compared obesity in adults to a cholera epidemic that requires
community action ... prevented childhood obesity is required to have a healthy
adult population.(Katan MB. Weight-loss diets for the prevention and
treatment of obesity. N Engl J Med 2009 Feb 26; 360:923.)
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No one should claim that weight loss is easy, but weight management can be
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change in food selection and eating behaviors is required for a permanent change
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