Facts and more information on obesity

Facts on obesity

  • In 2008 more than 1.4 billion adults were overweight
  • In 2008 more than half a billion adults were obese
  • In 2013 42 million preschool children were overweight
  • Being overweight and obese are linked to more deaths worldwide than underweight

Ways to prevent obesity

  • Eat a healthy diet
  • maintain a healthy weight
  • limit total fat intake
  • limit the intake of sugar and salt
  • increase consumption of fruit, vegetables, pulses, whole grains and nuts
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Were you can find help for obesity!

Go to http://www.obesityaction.org/ to find more information on obesity