The number of obese people continues to grow worldwide. The main cause of overweight and the health problems associated with it is not a sedentary lifestyle, but poor nutrition and sugar. This statement was made by English scientists, after a new study. The results of this study are published in the journal Journal Of Sports Medicine.
According to cardiologist Asima Malhotra, head of the study, from Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey, over the past 30 years, the level of physical activity and workload of people has not changed. Although the level of obesity has skyrocketed. Therefore, unhealthy weight gain is directly related to the large number of calories that modern people consume. According to scientists, the wrong diet is to blame for obesity and health problems more than a lack of physical activity, smoking and alcohol combined.
Doctors believe that the misconception of the cause of obesity is due to marketing moves. In particular, manufacturers of sweet sparkling water associate their products with sports. This encourages people to drink such drinks during sports activities.
According to official data from the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity has taken the form of an epidemic of global proportions. According to statistics, every year about 2.6 million people in the world die from diseases caused by being overweight.