Heavy Brazil: 55.7 Percent of Brazilians Are Overweight, 19.8 Percent Obese

Obesity (greatly overweight) increased more among adults aged 25 to 34 and 35 to 44, up 84.2 and 81.1 percent, respectively.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The lack of control over food, lack of exercise, among other factors, have led the Brazilian population to reach alarming levels regarding obesity. The subject was cause for concern in Santa Catarina.

Recent Research on Surveillance of Risk Factors and Protection for Chronic Diseases by Telephone Survey (Vigitel) of the Ministry of Health, points out that obesity has been growing in the country.

The increase was 67.8 percent in the last thirteen years, going from 11.8 percent in 2006 to 19.8 percent in 2018. Obesity increased more among adults aged 25-34 and . . .

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