The highest obesity levels are in the WHO Region of the Americas (26% of adults) and the lowest in the WHO South-East Asia Region (3% obese). In all parts of the world, women are more likely to be obese than men, and thus at greater risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers - World Health Statistics Report
A new report released Monday, “Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation,” by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the health group of the National Academy of Sciences, outlines five obesity prevention actions that can accelerate societal-level prevention.
European nations spend 2-8% of their health care budgets on obesity, equating to 0.6% of gross domestic product (GDP) for some. In the USA, estimates based on 2008 data indicated that overweight and obesity account for 147 billion dollars in total medical expenditure.
Diabetes Natural Cure – Is Diabetes Actually Curable? Unfortunately, the answer is a “no” for type 1 diabetes (insulin-dependent diabetes), although actually getting the proper diet as well as sufficient vitamin D can reduce the amount of insulin that should be taken. On the other hand, fortunately, it is a “yes” for type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes), especially if it is diagnosed early.
According to recent reports, 42% of Americans could be obese by 2030 (an extra 32 million) and medical costs associated with treating preventable obesity-related diseases are estimated to increase by $48 billion to $66 billion per year.