Date and history of World Obesity Day in 2024...

Every year, the world observes World Obesity Day in an effort to dispel stigmas, change people's perceptions of obesity, and increase public awareness of this medical condition. Obesity is defined as excess body weight that takes the form of fat, and when it accumulates, it can lead to serious health issues like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, severe arthritis, and even some types of cancer. The World health Organization (WHO) defines obesity as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, and overweight as having a BMI of 25 or higher.

It is a global public health emergency affecting one-third of the global population; according to reports, 1 in 5 children and more than 1 in 3 adults are affected. Numerous co-morbidities, including acidity, stroke, cancer, ischemic heart disease, diabetes, fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, gallstones, osteoporosis, infertility, and psychological stress, are linked to obesity. When combined with lower mental health outcomes and a lower quality of life, obesity becomes a significant condition. During the COVID-19 pandemic, obese people were shown to have a higher rate of severe coronavirus infection and a worse prognosis than normal persons.

Date: march 4 is World Obesity Day, an international day of action.

History: The World Obesity Federation organized the day in cooperation with its international members, and it was first observed as an annual campaign in 2015. The day's objectives are to promote and support doable steps that will help individuals reach and maintain a healthy weight and reverse the global obesity epidemic.

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