World Obesity Day

World Obesity Day Quick Facts - EU

2023 Date4 March 2023
2024 Date4 March 2024
World Obesity Day

World Obesity Day History

World Obesity Day seeks to raise awareness about the health problems and social stigma associated with obesity. Obesity is a disease that can cause serious health problems such as heart disease and strokes. According to the National health Service, in 2019, The Health Survey for England revealed that 28% of adults in England were Obese. Obesity currently affects 800 million people worldwide. The theme for World Obesity Day in 2022 is “Everybody Needs to Act.”

World Obesity Day Facts

  • The theme for World Obesity Day in 2023 was Changing Perspectives: Let’s Talk About Obesity.
  • According to the UK Parliament, in 2022, 28% of adults in England are obese and 36% are overweight.
  • The WHO estimates that in 2022, there are more than 1 billion people worldwide who are obese. 650 million adults, 340 million adolescents, and 39 million children.
  • According to the NHS, obesity is generally caused by eating too much and moving too little. High amounts of fats and sugars do not burn off and much of it is stored by the body as fat.

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