#Obesity

.London, UK
A study says that even slightly overweight people are at a risk of developing a severe form of COVID-19. (Photo Credit: Representational/Unsplash)

  • Even carrying a little extra weight adds to the risk of developing a severe form of COVID-19 
  • The  risk is higher for those under age 40, says a research conducted in the UK
  • The study found that each one-point increase in BMI raises the chance of hospitalisation

.Beijing, China
Being overweight is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. (Photo Credit: Representational/Unsplash)

  • Online food delivery apps made calorie-rich meals available on cheaper rates to Chinese
  • Out of the overweight adults, 16.4% have been considered obese
  • Children in China are also having weight issues

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The research was published in the Diabetologia journal. (Photo Credits: Unsplash)

  • Women are more prone to diabetes than men: Study 
  • The reason for this is the degrading and disbalance lifestyle
  • The most common cause of diabetes is obesity or overweight and sedentary lifestyle

.Potsdam, Germany
The study took into account the food consuming and producing patterns. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • There will be 1.5 billion obese people by 2050: Study 
  • The number of those overweight will rise to 4 billion
  • Nearly half the population will overweight as per the study if our food habits remain same