Obesity has become a major problem throughout Europe, and recent data suggest that may increase the risk of death and lead to the emergence of many diseases. In fact, according to a recent study presented at the European Congress on Obesity that took place in Glasgow, those who suffer from obesity are 50% more likely to suffer an early death than those who have an adequate weight for their health.


During the congress, very alarming data regarding obesity came to light. Thus, a person with a Body Mass Index between 30 and 35 points, has a 70% higher risk of developing heart failure and high blood pressure, as well as twice the probability of suffering from type 2 diabetes, than those people who maintain a healthy weight, with a BMI of between 18.5 and 25 points. In addition, as we mentioned previously, the risk of dying prematurely from any cause increases by 50%.


The alarms around obesity are solidified for experts since the latest data indicate that the number of people who suffer from it has tripled during the last 30 years around the world. In 1975 there were 105 million people with obesity, while in 2016, this number grew to 650 million. This data, together with all the details that have come to light during the congress held in Scotland, imply a great risk to public health.

Spain is no exception, and in 2016 it had some 24 million overweight adults. In the case of maintaining the growth trend of recent years, it is expected that by 2030 this figure will increase by about 3 million.

Bad habits, along with a sedentary lifestyle and an inadequate diet, among other things, are some of the factors that lead to suffering from this disease. In Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery, we always recommend going to specialist professionals to find the most appropriate treatment.


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