Developing countries soon will cover the obesity epidemic, and Russia – not the exception
Assumed that the obesity epidemic struck only the developed countries. However, it is not. Developing countries should also be a policy to control the weight of the population, says the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). According to them, the pace of the much higher than many people think, according to BBC.
In a report in the journal Lancet, experts say: the poor countries are unable to deal with the consequences for health due to obesity. For example, in Brazil and South Africa, the rate of obesity is higher than the average. Taking into account that in the UK, the U.S. and other developed countries, obesity has led to an unprecedented increase in cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes, the same scenario might break out in developing countries.
Among the studied developing countries that participated in the study, 50% of adults were obese. For example, in Russia, the obesity rate of the population below that, but not much. Less than 20% of Indians and less than 30% of Chinese are obese. However, the situation may soon change dramatically for the worse, experts warn.