Percentage of overweight (BMI: body mass index > 25) and obese population (BMI: body mass index > 30)
1 CDC, Obesity and Overweight
The number of people with diabetes is growing
The number of people with diabetes has also been on the rise in the last fifteen years. In Europe and in the United States the number of people affected by this disease, which is strictly related to eating habits, has doubled. More than 29 million Americans and 59 million Europeans are diabetics.
The main cause of the spread of diabetics is the adoption of sedentary lifestyles and poorly balanced diets, together with high sugar intake.
In the United States sugar consumption can reach 120 grams per day in adults and 160 grams in children, values by far exceeding the intake recommended by the WHO, which is about 50 grams per day.
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4 World Health Organisation, GHO database / BCFN – Food Sustainability Index.
5 Euromonitor / The Washington-Post Where people around the world eat the most sugar and fat.