STUDY: Obesity becomes a problem for Moldova

The Moldovans put on weight. Every second person is either overweight or obese, according to a recent research by the National Public Health Center.

Moldova is on position 72 out of 188 in the ranking of the countries with overweight people compiled by the World Health Organization.

16 % of the townsfolks are obese, while in villages the ratio is 15 %. The women have a higher propensity to obesity reaching 17%. As for men, the ratio is 13%. They also move more and make sport more often.

At least 2.8 million adults die annually because of excessive weight globally.

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