New York, NY;Washington, DC;Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA;Chicago, IL;Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 30, 2012
Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new study that says obesity now tops hunger as a top world health concern.
As Bel Marra Health reports in its article(http://www.belmarrahealth.com/weight-management/obesity-tops-hunger-as-biggest-health-problem/) disturbing figures that showed that every country (except those in sub-Saharan Africa) have seen alarming increases in obesity rates. Globally, obesity rates have increased 82% in the past 20 years. The obesity levels in Middle Eastern countries are higher than ever before, with a 100% increase being seen since 1990.
The article, as reported by Bel Marra Health, says that while the research shows that people are living longer than they did in 1970 (10.7 years longer for men and 12.6 years longer for women), the quality of life that they live during their last years is often poor due to illness and disability. The researchers state that medical technology has advanced and this is the reason that people are living longer lives.
The researchers discovered that there has been a shift in mortality. They report that infectious disease, maternal and child illness, and malnutrition now cause less illness and fewer deaths than they did 20 years ago. Because of this fewer children are dying each year. However, there has been a significant increase in the number of young and middle-aged adults that are suffering and dying from disease and injury. They found that the health burden from obesity now tops hunger as the biggest problem worldwide. Non-communicable diseases such as stroke, diabetes and heart disease are the leading causes of sick or injured years.
There are also higher rates of low back pain being reported in recent years. These diseases are all linked to obesity; therefore it is safe to say that if obesity levels decreased it would also lower the levels of these diseases.
Obesity leads to a number of health concerns including an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. CEO and Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health Jim Chiang commented on the findings saying, “Additionally, obesity can cause significant wear and tear on the body and lead to degenerative changes within the joints of the body. Obesity can ultimately lead to premature death because of the complications that can arise because of the extra weight being carried.”
Making simple changes to our diets and exercise routines will help to cut obesity rates and all of the complications that can arise from obesity.
(SOURCE: “The Lancet”, The Global Burden of Disease Study, Dec 13, 2012)
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