More than half of the global population will be overweight or obese by 2035; $4.3T annual cost predicted: report
· Mar 4, 2023 ·

A shocking new report estimates that by 2035, over half of the world's population will be overweight or obese.

The assessment, provided by the World Obesity Federation, predicts that Asia and Africa will be the two continents most affected by this worrying trend. What's more, if the prediction proves true, the cost of related health problems could reach an absolutely staggering level – estimated at $4.35 trillion each year.

According to the data, the number of children who are obese will have more than doubled since 2020, with particularly vulnerable countries in Africa and Asia suffering the greatest effects. In just 15 years' time, an estimated 208 million boys and 175 million girls will be obese (not just "overweight"), with a quarter of the population reaching that classification.

The impact of these rising obesity rates has already been felt in the United States, to a point where it has become a major challenge for military recruiters. In 2020, 42% of adults were considered obese or severely obese. Researchers believe that governmental food subsidies might be partly responsible for such a high rate. Specifically, those taking part in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are at a heightened risk of becoming obese due to the high consumption of unhealthy foods.

The new report serves as a reminder of the serious consequences that can arise – individually and for the world population as a whole – if the growing rates of obesity continue on their current trajectory.

P.S. CRT-infused nonsense like this certainly isn't helping anything.

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