More than a billion people worldwide are obese, WHO study finds

March 01, 2024

While obesity rates are plateauing in many wealthier countries, they are rising rapidly elsewhere, Ezzati added. Obesity rates for adults more than doubled between 1990 and 2022, and more than quadrupled among children and adolescents aged 5-19, the paper said. Ezzati called the rise in obesity rates among children “very concerning”, mirroring a trajectory seen with adults since even before 1990. In these countries, obesity rates are now higher than in many high-income countries, particularly in Europe. WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said implementing measures such as taxes on high sugar products and promoting healthy school meals were needed to help tackle obesity rates.

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