EDCs – Diseases and Conditions – Obesity and Diabetes

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The prevalence of obesity and its co-morbidity factors, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome have increased dramatically in almost all EU Member States.

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.

Obesity
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
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.

Sources – @HealthandEnv HEAL News

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