WHO: Weight problems in Europe at ‘epidemic proportions’

[ Editor’s Note: Unfortunately this has been a hard wired sensitive political issue in that…

[ Editor’s Note: Unfortunately this has been a hard wired sensitive political issue in that with the public health systems across Europe picking up the unlimited cost of poor health decisions the threat on financial devastation cannot play a role in changing people’s eating habits where the gratification wins out much of the time. The 50% number was a shocker for me.

Political candidates can view this as a third rail where offending this group of people in even the slightest way could hand there positions to whoever would use it against them.

The world continues to be one where some people are dying for lack of food, looking to get worse with the insane Ukraine war which the usual grifters have cranked up.

One of the reasons VT created a health and science section is because we know a lot of people that spend a lot of time in from of a computer, with yours truly one of them. I had to struggle to break that dynamic and did not do it out of my one motivation.

I stumbled across a Groupon offer for a state of the art heart scan for $50, and no dummy me, I jumped in it. But the big bad surprise was that I was in the 33% top range for those my age in how much “moderate’ heart plaque I had.

An intervention began immediately with Gordon helping me to get the first ten pounds off, as the exercise part is way easier to do when you are lighter. During the first year I got over the hump, down from 207 to 165, speed walking 2 miles a day religiously five days a week.

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The other incentive was not wanting to be drained by the medical bills, even with the copays. Now the focus is the aging exstenion science, absorbing that learning curve but with the good news being that a huge amount of spending is going into it, now involving metabolism work at the cellular level.

The goal is to still be around when they make a couple of breakthroughs. Ahhh, to be ten years younger, but you work with what you have… Jim W. Dean ]

The chart would look worse with the 2020 state of affairs...JD

First printed … Might 04, 2022

Weight problems charges within the European Area are at “epidemic proportions,” warns the World Well being Group Regional Workplace for Europe in a report launched Tuesday.

The numbers are rising: Fifty-nine p.c of adults and practically one in three kids are both chubby or overweight, and no nation within the European area is at the moment on observe to halt the rise of weight problems by 2025.

Early research from some nations confirmed the prevalence of being chubby or weight problems elevated in kids and youngsters throughout the pandemic. Weight problems and chubby are chargeable for greater than 1.2 million deaths throughout the area every year, the report finds.

…“We’d like the eye of the best degree of the governments,” mentioned Kremlin Wickramsinghe, advert interim head of the WHO European Workplace for the Prevention and Management of Noncommunicable Illnesses, throughout a briefing.

Weight problems is behind at the very least 13 several types of most cancers, and is probably going immediately inflicting at the very least 200,000 new most cancers circumstances yearly within the area.

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In some nations, in line with the WHO report, weight problems is predicted to overhaul smoking because the main danger issue for preventable most cancers within the a long time forward.

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