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More than half of the population suffers from overweight

New survey results show that the percentage of obese reached 51%. In 2006 this figure was 43%

 
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Foto: Elza Fiuza/ABr
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Search the Ministry of Health shows that 51% of the population over 18 years old are overweight. Excess weight reaches 54% of men and 48% women Health Minister Alexandre Padilha and Secretary of Health Surveillance, Ministry of Health, Jarbas Barbosa, disseminate the results of research Vigitel 2012
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Search the Ministry of Health shows that 51% of the population over 18 years old are overweight. Excess weight reaches 54% of men and 48% women
Health Minister Alexandre Padilha and Secretary of Health Surveillance, Ministry of Health, Jarbas Barbosa, disseminate the results of research Vigitel 2012

For the first time the percentage of people overweight exceeds more than half the population. The research Vigitel 2012 (Surveillance of Risk and Protective Factors for Chronic Diseases Telephone Survey) shows that 51% of the population is overweight. In 2006, the rate was 43%. Among men, excess weight reaches 54% and among women 48%.

The original study also reveals that obesity has grown in the country, reaching a percentage of 17% of the population. In 2006, when data began to be collected by the Ministry, the rate was 11%. The increase affects both the male and the female population. In the first edition of the survey, 11% of men and 11% of women were obese. Currently, 18% of women are obese. Among men, obesity is 16%.

Of the 45,400 people surveyed in all capitals and the Federal District, from July 2012 to February 2013, 22.7% eat the recommended daily allowance by the World Health Organization (WHO), five or more servings a day . Another indicator of concern is the excessive consumption of saturated fat: 31.5% of the population do not release the fatty meat and more than half (53.8%) consume milk regularly. Soft drinks also have loyal consumers - 26% of Brazilians take this type of drink at least five times a week.

Were aged between 18 and 24 years, 28% of the population is overweight, nearly double the proportion in the age group of 35 years to 44 years, reaching 55%. The percentage of obesity accompanies this growth and more than doubles compared the two periods: 7% to 19%, respectively. Over the years, the Brazilians also tend to decrease physical activity: 47% of young people aged 18 to 24 exercise regularly. And between 35-44 years, the rate drops to 31%.

Vigitel 2012 also shows that the aging population reflects positively on the Brazilian diet. If between 18 and 24 years more than half of Brazilian men regularly eat meat with fat (48%), this figure drops to 27% among those who have passed the age of 65. The phenomenon is repeated with soda consumption. Among youth aged 18 to 24 years, 36% reported taking regularly drink. After 65 years, the percentage drops to less than a third, getting 12%.

In contrast, no increase in consumption of fruits and vegetables among older age groups. Between 18 and 24 years, 17% eat five servings / day and 24% five servings weekly. At age 65, the percentage increases to 28% and 46%, respectively.

Source: Isaude.net
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