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World Health Organization Obesity & Diabetes Fact Sheet

The United States of Obesity

The United States of Obesity

Nutrition: Minerals Cheat Sheet & Food Sources

Nutrition: Minerals Cheat Sheet & Food Sources

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.

The Health Benefits of Vitamin D: The Importance of the Sunshine Vitamin: Depression, Heart Attack, Breast Cancer, Type 1 Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis.

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.

Taking a look at obesity around the world

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.