Obesity is an epidemic on a global scale. We define October 11 as World Obesity Day to increase awareness of obesity. According to a new study, if you are obese or overweight in your 20s and 30s, you can easily lose up to 10 years of life expectancy. The results of the study showed that obese men and women in their 20s lost 8 and 6 years of their lives, respectively.
"We know that overweight can have an impact on your health, but it has never been found that obesity has such a significant impact on life expectancy," said lead researcher Thomas Lung. People with obesity are at risk of developing diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke, all of which shorten life expectancy. "The study predicts that the prevalence of adult obesity will increase to 35% by 2025. We now need to take action to develop obesity prevention strategies for adults, especially young people."
The study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, uses a model that calculates the expected body weight of an adult based on age, sex, and weight each year. It also predicts the remaining life expectancy of the 20-year-old, 30-year-old, 40-year-old, 50-year-old and 60-year-old in the healthy, overweight, obese and severely obese weight categories, and calculates the weight of each age group compared to healthy people. The number of years that an overweight person has lost in his life.
To prevent obesity, we have added a new reason for struggle to make us healthier and live longer.