Obesity

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to an extent that it may have a negative effect on health. People are generally considered obese when their body mass index (BMI), a measurement obtained by dividing a person's weight by the square of the person's height—despite known allometric inaccuracies—is over 30 kg/m2; the range 25–30 kg/m2 is defined as overweight. Some East Asian countries use lower values. Obesity is correlated with various diseases and conditions, particularly cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. High BMI is a marker of …

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SDSN: Sustainable Development Solutions Network · 17 June 2024 English

Since 2016, the global edition of the Sustainable Development Report (SDR) has provided the most up-to-date data to track and rank the performance of all UN member states on the …

countries show a reversal of progress since 2015 are: obesity rate (under SDG 2), press freedom (under SDG 16) people will still suffer from hunger by 2030; obesity is increasing; and greenhouse gas emissions from on track to achieve, due to undernourishment, obesity, unsustainable agriculture and/or unsustainable countries show a reversal in progress since 2015 are obesity rate (under SDG 2), press freedom (under SDG 16)


World Bank Group · 11 June 2024 English

Health care systems must be prepared to address the expanding and complex needs of an aging population. Rather than a “silver challenge,” this situation should be seen as an opportunity …

088 Hearing impairment 11 2.4 2 1.0 9 3.6 0.062 Obesity 11 2.4 3 1.5 8 3.2 0.186 Stroke 4 0.9 1 0.5 3 1


World Bank Group · 11 June 2024 English

This paper was prepared to support the Libyan Ministry of Health in designing and establishing its health economics unit. Over the past decade, Libya’s health system has been significantly and …

Benefits Scheme Service Use Childhood Overweight and Obesity: The Impact of the Home Environment Data collections


UNICEF: United Nations Children's Fund · 6 June 2024 English

Addressing nutrition deprivation in early childhood.

based on worldwide trends in underweight and obesity from 1990 to 2022: a pooled analysis of 3663 p


UNICEF: United Nations Children's Fund · 6 June 2024 English

Brighter futures through education for health and well-being

time is also associated with social isolation, obesity and anxiety (UNICEF, 2017a). Furthermore, large-scale


UNICEF: United Nations Children's Fund · 6 June 2024 English

Addressing nutrition deprivation in early childhood.

malnutrition; and 37 million live with overweight or obesity.7, 10 10 Nutrition Deprivation in Early Childhood micronutrient deficiencies and overweight and obesity in early childhood.23–25 Nutrient density also micronutrient deficiencies and overweight and obesity – both in early childhood as well as later life child food poverty can exacerbate overweight and obesity, as impoverished families across the world turn and they increase the risk of overweight and obesity in childhood and beyond because they are high


UNICEF: United Nations Children's Fund · 6 June 2024 English

Brighter futures through education for health and well-being

promoting schools (DLHPS) program for reduced child obesity in Thailand: lessons learned from interviews and


UNICEF: United Nations Children's Fund · 5 June 2024 English

‘Child Food Poverty: Nutrition deprivation in early childhood’ examines the status, trends, inequities and drivers of child food poverty in early childhood. The report also outlines an agenda for tackling …

malnutrition; and 37 million live with overweight or obesity.7, 10 10 Nutrition Deprivation in Early Childhood micronutrient deficiencies and overweight and obesity in early childhood.23–25 Nutrient density also micronutrient deficiencies and overweight and obesity – both in early childhood as well as later life child food poverty can exacerbate overweight and obesity, as impoverished families across the world turn and they increase the risk of overweight and obesity in childhood and beyond because they are high


World Bank Group · 4 June 2024 English

Health care systems must be prepared to address the expanding and complex needs of an aging population. Rather than a “silver challenge,” this situation should be seen as an opportunity …

088 Hearing impairment 11 2.4 2 1.0 9 3.6 0.062 Obesity 11 2.4 3 1.5 8 3.2 0.186 Stroke 4 0.9 1 0.5 3 1


World Bank Group · 3 June 2024 English

The global agrifood system can no longer deliver the ‘triple wins’ of a healthy planet, healthy people, and healthy economies. The current system is associated with high ‘hidden costs’ and …

This was the case when developing the Childhood Obesity Plan in England, which gathered several ministries


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