This post is part of our new “EDCs HEAL serie“.
The prevalence of obesity and its co-morbidity factors, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome have increased dramatically in almost all EU Member States.
Prevalence of obesity in EU has more than doubled over the past 20 years. Over 50% of men and women are overweight, 20% men and 23% women obese.
Diabetes absorbs up to 10% of health care budgets in some EU countries. Diabetes is one of the most common non-communicable diseases in Europe. Upward trend: prevalence increasing by approx. 1% every 3 years.