Obesity: A major problem for Spanish minors.

Auteur(s) :
Antelo M., Magdalena P., Reboredo JC.
Date :
Nov, 2016
Source(s) :
Economics and human biology. #24: p61-73
Adresse :
Departamento de Fundamentos da Análise Económica, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Campus Norte s/n, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Electronic address: manel.antelo@usc.es

Sommaire de l'article

In the last three decades, overweight and obesity levels have more than doubled worldwide, to the point that, in 2014, 39% of the world population aged 18 and over had excess weight and 13% were obese (World Health Organization, 2015). Both overweight and obesity — associated with the deaths of at least 2.8 million adults annually — represent the fifth leading risk factor for death worldwide and are the source of 44% of the diabetes burden, 23% of the ischaemic heart disease burden and between 7% and 41% of certain cancer burdens (World Health Organization, 2012). This “pandemic of the new millennium” (Kimm and Obarzanek, 2002), which affects half of all adults in the WHO European region (World Health Organization, 2006), is responsible for up to 6% of public health expenditure in Europe, leaving aside indirect costs due to loss of life and erosion of productivity and income…

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