The world’s obesity crisis grows and at some point is going to reach critical mass and cripple health care systems worldwide. According to the 2019 European Congress on Obesity meeting in Vienna, in 27 years more than one in five people will be suffering from obesity and the medical complications it causes.
A report from the World Cancer Research Fund links 12 kinds of cancer with obesity, including breast and colon.
Diabetes at unprecedented levels will challenge the world’s ability to care for the population. Estimate are within 25 years one in eight people will be diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, up from today’s one in eight.
Dr. Mary Ng has been studying obesity levels at the Institute for Health metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, and says the impact is most evident in Pacific Island nations. “In some of the Oceana countries like Tonga and Samoa we’re seeing obesity rates of over 70% of the population,” she tells NewsRadio 740 KTRH.