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Obesity Disease and Its Incidence in Europe

Obesity Disease and Its Incidence in Europe


As obesity increases every year in Europe, it continues to be negatively affected by obesity in developing countries as well as developed countries.


Obesity rates are increasing day by day in Europe. Obesity results have been announced in Lancet Medical Journal according to researches and data obtained from 188 countries in total. The number of obesity, which has increased from 850 million to 2.1 billion in the last 30 years, has revealed how dangerous this situation is. In addition to physically inadequate movements, the country where obesity increases due to factors such as modernization and malnutrition is the most common country in the world. Countries such as China, India, Russia, Egypt and Mexico are listed after the USA. Obesity rates in Europe are shared with the research conducted among OECD countries. Noting According to the data, Turkey ranks first in Europe obesity rankings.

Obesity Rates in Europe

In the last survey conducted in 51 different countries, the World Health Organization announced that Turkey is 32.1 percent of the population is obese. Also located in the rates of obesity in Europe with Central Asian countries takes place in the rankings after Malta and Turkey obesity rate of 28.9 percent followed by the UK with 27.8 percent. Sharing that obesity invites heart and type 2 diabetes, World Health Organization also stated that obesity is spreading rapidly all over the world. The world’s most obese countries, Turkey ranks 27 in the rankings. Cook Islands take the first place with 50 percent.

The top 20 countries in the obesity ranking for European countries and Central Asian countries are explained as follows:

  • Turkey – 32.1 percent
  • Malta – 28.9 percent
  • UK – 27.8 percent
  • Hungary – 26.4 percent
  • Lithuania – 26.3 percent
  • Israel – 26.1 percent
  • Czechia – 26 percent
  • Andorra – 25.6 percent
  • Ireland – 25.3 percent
  • Bulgaria – 25.0 percent
  • Greece – 24.9 percent
  • Belarus – 24.5 percent
  • Croatia – 24.4 percent
  • Ukraine – 24.1 percent
  • Spain – 23.8 percent
  • Latvia – 23.6 percent
  • Montenegro – 23.3 percent
  • Norway – 23.1 percent
  • Poland – 23.1 percent
  • Russia – 23.1 percent

Obesity rates in Europe are like this. As can be seen, there is a serious increase in European countries. These figures are 22.1 percent in Belgium, 22.2 percent in Finland, 22.3 percent in Germany, 22.5 percent in Romania, 22.4 percent in Macedonia, 21.7 percent in Albania, and 21.7 percent in Georgia. Other countries with 20 percent obesity are;

  • Austria
  • Slovenia
  • Armenia
  • Netherlands
  • Slovakia
  • Sweden
  • Portugal
  • Estonia
  • Serbia
  • France.

Causes of Increase in Obesity in Europe

European countries are developed countries. Due to this people’s lifestyle has changed over time according to their level of development. Consequently, the rates of obesity in Europe are increasing day by day and become a serious public health problem. Age, gender, genetic factors and psychological factors, especially excessive and malnutrition habits, are the biggest risk factors for the occurrence of obesity. In addition, reasons such as the number of births, excessive alcohol and cigarette consumption, insufficient physical activity, metabolic factors, low energy diet practices cause obesity both in European countries and all over the world. Some of the most recently used antidepressants have also been shown to cause obesity.

In fact, the diet in the first periods of life is effective in the increase of obesity to serious rates. In many studies, it has been revealed that the possibility of obesity is less in children who are breastfed. In addition, the duration and amount of breastfeeding and the type of complementary foods are also important factors in the emergence of obesity. In the documents published jointly by UNICEF and the World Health Organization, it was shared that children should be fed only breast milk for 6 months, it is appropriate to continue

breastfeeding as of the 6th month and to start quality complementary foods.



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