The study, which was published in the journal "Lancet", and the World Health Organization contributed to collecting and analyzing its data, showed that over the past 30 years, obesity rates have doubled among adults around the world, while they have increased among children and adolescents (aged 5 to 19 years). , four times. The study, which was released before World Obesity Day on March 4, estimated that there were about 226 million adults, teenagers and children who were obese in the world in 1990. The number rose to 1,038 million in 2022. She said The Lancet magazine said that researchers analyzed weight and height measurements for more than 220 million people, in more than 190 countries, in order to arrive at estimates. They estimated that 504 million adult women and 374 million men suffer from obesity in 2022. The FIA ​​indicated that the rate Obesity has nearly tripled among men (14%) since 1990, and more than doubled for women (18.5%). According to the study, about 159 million children and adolescents will suffer from obesity in 2022, which represents an increase from about 31 million In 1990, the countries of Polynesia, Micronesia, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North Africa suffered most from this rise in obesity. The study said, “These countries now have higher obesity rates than many high-income industrialized countries, especially those located in Europe.” The Director of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom, explained: “This new study highlights the importance of preventing obesity and managing it from early life to adulthood, through diet, physical activity, and adequate care, as needed.” He stressed that the return Getting on track to achieve global obesity reduction goals will require the action of governments and communities, supported by evidence-based policies from the World Health Organization and national public health agencies.

Most importantly, it requires the cooperation of the private sector, which must be held accountable for the health effects of its products.