At world obesity dayexperts and scientific organizations point out how this disease has become a public health problem over time, against which much remains to be done.
For this reason, to raise awareness and prevent every March 4, the world obesity daysince 30 million people die each year due to overweight problems, so the event It’s a great opportunity to talk about it.
The world obesity day It seeks, among other things, to highlight a problem that affects millions because, according to the WHO, in the world 1,900 million people are overweight and 650 million are obese.
In the case of Argentina, the country ranks fifth in Latin America with the most weight gainthis, since more than 50% of the population is overweight, which generates other health problems.
Among them, diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic respiratory diseases, kidney or liver diseases and even cancer, so it is necessary to spread the importance of this problem.
In the country, 6 out of 10 adults are overweight, while among school-age children 30% of the population is overweight and 6% is obese, mainly due to poor nutrition and lack of activity.
This problem also became more acute with the arrival of the pandemic, since In the last year, 6 out of 10 Argentines gained an average of 3 kilos due to increased stress and anxiety.
“We all need to act”: the motto of World Obesity Day for this year
Under the slogan “We all need to act”, the World Obesity Federation, the organization that institutionalized this event from 2020, seeks that everyone take action to combat the disease.
In this sense, both authorities, organizations, experts and citizens can participate to prevent obesity.
This through the promotion of physical activity and healthy eating, as well as the creation of healthy environments, in which well-being and quality of life are promoted.