The World Health Organisation saysmore and more people around the worldsuffer from health conditions whichincrease: -their risk of stroke-heart disease-cancerRecent statistics compiled using datafrom all 194 member states, showedconditions such as high blood pressureare increasing in all regions of theworld.
More fat, more sugar, more salt, less excersiseStudies say that 12 per cent of the globalpopulation are now condidered obese (a billion ofpeople.)People eat more and more sugar, and theybecome, apart from obese, diabetic. (10 per cent)
The WHOs report is not all bad news though:-the statistics show that maternal mortality rates have fallendramatically in the last 20 years, from over half a million in1990 to less than 300,000 in 2010.- And vaccination campaigns have significantly reduceddeaths from childhood diseases such as measles.
But the global rise in deaths from: -heart disease- cancer-DiabetesThe rise in the conditions which lead to those deaths, iscausing alarm. The WHO wants all its member states totackle risk factors such as poor diet, and smoking, and settargets for reducing deaths.
Countries with more obese:1 - Mexico (69.5%)2 - United States (68%)3 - New Zealand (62.6%)4 - Australia (61.4%)5 - United Kingdom (61.4%)6 - Ireland (61%)7 - Iceland (60.2%)8 - Canada (60%)9 - Chile (59.7%)10 - Greece (58.4%)慤愠耀 The Skinny on Obesity (Ep. 1) An Epidemic for Every Body.mpeg