Obesity is an ongoing health concern affecting around 13% of people worldwide. Unless further government action is taken the global obesity rate will rise another 4% by 2025, according to a new report from world obesity federation.

The report reveals that 177 million adults across the globe will be severely obese and in need of treatment in the next 10 years unless more is done to combat the problem. Overweight and obesity can raise the risk for a number of health problems including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer and early onset of alzeheimer disease.

The World Diabetes Federation is calling on Health Ministries to provide help to people who are overweight or obese by introducing or expanding weight loss and weight management programmes.

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