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40% of people on the planet are overweight and half of the population suffers from malnutrition REPORT

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The annual report entitled Global Nutrition Report (GNR), which comes from organizations such as the UN, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the WHO (World Health Organization) and the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF notes that 48% of people eat either too much or too little, according to Digi24.

At the current rate, the world will not be able to meet eight of the nine goals set by the WHO for 2025 in the field of nutrition, the organizations note.

It is mainly about reducing children’s emaciation (when they are too thin in relation to height) and growth retardation (when children are too short for their age), as well as obesity among adults.

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The report estimates that nearly 150 million children under the age of five suffer from growth retardation, more than 45 million are emaciated and another nearly 40 million are overweight, Agerpres reports.

At the same time, more than 40% of the world’s men and women, or about 2.2 billion people, are overweight or obese, according to the report.

“Preventable deaths due to inadequate nutrition have increased by 15% since 2010,” accounting for “a quarter of all adult deaths,” said Renata Micha, chair of the GNR’s independent expert group.

According to the GNR report, people do not eat the recommended amounts of healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables. And, as expected, consumption of such foods is lowest in low-income countries.

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In contrast, high-income countries consume the most harmful foods such as red meat, dairy products and sweetened beverages. Also, in these countries, the highest number of overweight people is registered, the specialists note.

In addition to disrupting food and health care, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed an additional 155 million people into extreme poverty.

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