UN warns that obesity affects more than 1,000 million people | News


The United Nations Organization (UN), warned this Friday that in the year 2025 some 167 million people will have worse health due to being overweight or obese, which affects more than 1,000 million people, and in order to commemorate this 4th of March is World Day Against Obesity.


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The organization urged to reverse this “crisis”, according to a press release from the organization, emphasizing the considerable number of inhabitants of the planet who suffer from this pathology, which also has an upward projection.

This disease affects 650 million adults, 340 million adolescents and 39 million boys and girls, the United Nations Organization noted.

“Obesity is a disease that affects most body systems. It affects the heart, liver, kidneys, joints and the reproductive system. It causes a series of non-communicable diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and strokes, various forms of cancer, as well as mental health problems.

However, feminist collectives and information platforms try to reconfigure the patterns associated with the construction of bodies and fatphobia (that discrimination against fat people).

For its part, the information platform Latfem rescues that “political articulation becomes increasingly necessary, the deepening of discussions about hate policies on fat bodies as machinery that have a genealogy, an origin and a material sustenance of practices that feed exploitation, industries, profits and excessive consumption”.

In the same way, he values ​​the positions around two concepts: fat-hate, and aesthetic pressure. “The second concept means the pressure that all people experience to enter the stereotype of beauty”, which is associated with skinny, preferably white, with marked muscles, with certain parameters including the ability to consume and enjoy, people sexually active and resolved.

While fat-hate is “a parameter that creates structure.” “The fat-hate is a principle of vision and division that reproduces on the one hand stocks, products, goods and services for “normal” and, on the other hand, for the bodies that move away from that normality, a more precarious, ugly existence. , undesirable, without enjoyment”.

Similarly, the Argentine Government issued a statement in which it joins the proposal to modify the “World Obesity Day” for the “World Day Against Fatphobia”.

“Discrimination against fat people, crossed by gender and structural racism, is one of the main causes of discrimination in our country. And, as the Collective Manifesto of the World Day Against Fatphobia points out, if we really seek to guarantee access to the right to comprehensive health for all people, what we must do is combat discrimination towards body diversity and fatphobia”, they pointed out from the Executive.

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