Researchers at the University College London (UCL) reported that children who were born since the year 1990 and even later will three times more lkely to be overweight and obese, compared to those who were born earlier.
The rate of increasing health problems such as coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes are affecting more and more people as they grow older.
“In the absence of effective intervention on overweight and obesity problems will have severe public health consequences in decades to come,” the study, which is published in the American journal, PLOS Medicine, concluded.
The ongoing obesity problem will cost the HNHS over £22.9 billion yearly by 2050, the report declared.
Almost seventy-five ppercent of the adults were classified as obese in a survey done last year
The current numbers reveal that a third of the body mass index or BMI of those who are 10 to 11 years old are over 20 percent. It’s also the same with those who are four to five years old.
The extensive research study included teams that examined the body mass index or BMI of more than 56,000 volunteers in the UK, who were born between the years 1946 and 2001.
Obesity is usually described as having a body mass index or BMI of 30 percent or over. Those with BMI of 25 percent or over are recognized as overweight.
On the other hand, males who were born in 1946 usually become overweight at the age of 41, going down to 33 years old for those born in 1958 and by the time the birth year is in the 70s, people becomes obese at the age of 30.
For the women, however, who were born in 1946, they became obese only at the age of 48, while for those women who were born in the year 1958 they start to turn obese at the age of 44 and 41 for those who were born in 1970.