Obesity is a disease – not only a risk factor
The new WHO Obesity report confirms that within the European Region, 59% of adults and almost 1 in 3 children (29% of boys and 27% of girls) are overweight or living with obesity. “Obesity is complex, with multifaceted determinants and health consequences, which means that no single intervention can halt the rise of the growing epidemic”, the report states. The WHO Obesity Report emphasises that high level political commitment is crucial in supporting national policies on obesity, which will help support health system resilience.
Read the press release, and the full report.