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第487期
(2022/5/16出刊)
世衛警訊
肥胖 歐洲人流行病

  A new report by the World Health Organization said rates of overweight and obese people in Europe have reached epidemic proportions. Nearly 60% of adults and a third of children are overweight or obese, higher than in any other part of the world except the Americas.
  In the European region, WHO said the highest rates of obesity were seen in Turkey, Malta, Israel and Britain. In the first such study for 15 years, WHO said no country in the region is on track to halt the rise of obesity by 2025.
  Being overweight or obese is among the leading causes of death in the region and is responsible for more than 1 million deaths every year. Obesity is likely to be directly responsible for at least 200,000 new cancer cases annually, and it is predicted to overtake smoking as the main risk factor for preventable cancer.

 世界衛生組織最新報告指出,歐洲區超重和肥胖率已達流行病程度。近百分之六十成年人和三分之一的兒童超重或肥胖,高於除美洲以外的世界任何其他地區。
 世衛組織表示,在歐洲地區,土耳其、馬爾他、以色列和英國的肥胖率最高。這是世衛十五年來首次做這類研究,世衛指出,歐洲地區裡沒有一個國家有望在二○二五年之前,達到阻止肥胖率上升的目標。
 超重與肥胖是歐洲區主要的死亡原因之一,每年造成上百萬人死亡。肥胖可能直接導致每年至少二十萬新增癌症病例,而且肥胖預計將超過吸菸,成為可預防癌症的主要危險因子。