Tuesday , January 26 2021

The dreaded number of men and women with obesity in 2030

(ANSA) – 80% men and 55% women Sern obesity In Spain in 2030, according to a study presented today, the amount of 3,000 million euros for the additional cost of the health system. The data are consistent with what is happening in Europe, the increase in the prevalence of overweight adult growth, "said Alvaro Hernez, a head of research at the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona.

Between 1987 and 2014, there was an increase of 0.28% in men and 0.10% in men and the increase in obesity was 0.5% in men and 0.25% in men. women, according to researchers.

In 2016, people over the age of ten were overweight or obese. If this trend continues, in 2030 there will be 27 million obesity, 80% of men and 55% of females.

"In men, overweight is commonplace until the age of 50. Over 50 years of obesity increases among women, which are intrinsic issues related to hormonal metabolism, and women are more difficult to control weight," explains Albert Goday, endocrinologists and research authors. Total expenditure, due to overweight, will be in 2016, amounting to 1,950 million euros and if the evolution continues over the next 3 years it exceeds 3,000 million.

Overweight increases the risk of suffering from diabetes such as diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Half of the costs are the direct costs of medical attention and medication, on the other, indirect costs, such as illness, help, etc. Experts demand that they break the tendency of policies to promote healthy nutrition and healthy habits "in terms of education, but also price policy," such as the rate of refreshment, "said Goday.

The trend, of course, surpasses Spain: it goes in the same direction in Europe and the rest of the world.

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