India is the second largest number of overweight children in the world after China, according to alarming research that has shown that 14.4 million children in the country have overweight.
More than two billion children and adults in the world overweight and children suffer from health problems associated with obesity and more and more die of these conditions, researchers said.
Of the four million deaths can be attributed to excessive body weight in 2015, there was a person whose body mass index (BMI) nearly 40% fell below the threshold as the “thick” fell.
The results represent a global health crisis worrying
According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, among the 20 most abundant countries, the highest obesity levels were found in children and young adults in the United States. With almost 13%, Egypt is at the top of the list of adult obesity by about 35%. The lowest rates are in Bangladesh and Vietnam, at 1%.
China, with 15.3 million and India with 14.4 million, had the largest number of obese children; The United States with 79.4 million and China with 57.3 million had the largest number of overweight adults in 2015.
“People who lose weight make it at the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and other life-threatening diseases,” said Christopher Murray of the University of Washington. The study, which covers 195 countries and areas from 1980 to 2015, including analysis of other studies on the effect of obesity and possible links between high BMI and esophageal, colon and rectum, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, breast, uterus, Kidney and thyroid, and leukemia.
In 2015, the prevalence of 2.2 billion children and adults around the world was or 30% of all people.