Global Conference on Obesity and Weight Management will be organized at Las Vegas, USA from March 20-22, 2017 around the theme “New Dietary Interventions to stop Obesity- A 21st Century Disease”
Obesity is one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most troubling health problems. Obesity is characterized by excess body fat that can threaten or affect your health. Many organizations including the Canadian Obesity Network, the Canadian Medical Association, the American Medical Association and the World Health Organization now consider obesity to be a chronic disease.
The 2016 Obesity and Weight Management Conference provide participants with the opportunity to explore every facet of obesity care in one place.
- Extensive agenda of 30 obesity management lectures
- CEUs and Certification Exam Prep
- Three Panel Discussions with lively Q width: 250px; margin: 0 10px 5px 0;” src=”http://scientonline.org/obesity/images/europe.png” />
The worldwide prevalence of obesity nearly doubled between 1980 and 2008. According to country estimates for 2008, over 50% of both men and women in the WHO European Region were overweight, and roughly 23% of women and 20% of men were obese. Based on the latest estimates in European Union countries, overweight affects 30-70% and obesity affects 10-30% of adults.
Based on the latest estimates in European Union countries, overweight affects 30-70% and obesity affects 10-30% of adults. Estimates of the number of overweight infants and children in the WHO European Region rose steadily from 1990 to 2008. Over 60% of children who are overweight before puberty will be overweight in early adulthood. Childhood obesity is strongly associated with risk factors for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, orthopaedic problems, mental disorders, underachievement in school and lower self-esteem.
While 1 million (7.7%) of deaths in Europe are attributed to excess weight. On average, obesity reduces life expectancy by six to seven years, a BMI of 30–35 kg/m2 reduces life expectancy by two to four years, while severe obesity (BMI > 40 kg/m2) reduces life expectancy by ten years. In 2014, The European Court of Justice ruled that morbid obesity is a disability. The Court argued that if an employee’s obesity prevents him from “full and effective participation of that person in professional life on an equal basis with other workers”, then it shall be considered a disability and that firing someone on such grounds is discriminatory
Although Asian countries have some of the lowest prevalence of overweight and obesity worldwide, they are experiencing alarming rates of increase in recent years.
Vietnam and India have the lowest rates of obesity in Asia Pacific (1.7 % and 1.9 % respectively). Malaysia has the highest obesity prevalence at 14 % in the South East Asia region, with Thailand next in line (8.8 %). Malaysia is the most obese country in Asia, according to a study by British medical journal, The Lancet
According to the study published in The Lancet, 44% of men aged 20 or older in Singapore are obese or overweight, about the same rate as Malaysia.
A study published in the noted medical journal Lancet says India is just behind US and China in this global hazard list of top 10 countries with highest number of obese people
According to Dr. Prabal Roy, senior bariatric surgeon at the Asian Institute of Medical Science, Indians had faced undernutrition for a long time and are now being exposed to the “overnutrition of the modern world through globalisation”
Obesity has continued to grow within the United States. Two out of every three Americans are considered to be overweight or obese. Over 66 million adults in U.S. are obese (30 million men and 36 million women). 74 million are overweight (42 million men and 32 million women) An obese person in America is likely to incur $1,429 more in medical expenses annually. Approximately $147 billion is spent in added medical expenses per year within the United States
According to the most recent data, rates of obesity now exceed 35 percent in three states (Arkansas, West Virginia and Mississippi), 22 states have rates above 30 percent, 45 states are above 25 percent, and every state is above 20 percent. Arkansas has the highest adult obesity rate at 35.9 percent, while Colorado has the lowest at 21.3 percent. The data show that 23 of 25 states with the highest rates of obesity are in the South and Midwest
Individuals with BMI values of
30 or above are considered “obese.
25 to 29.9 “overweight” category.
18.5 to 24.9 are classified as “normal weight,”
18.4 or less are considered “underweight.”
The global weight loss/obesity management market was worth $265 billion in the year 2012 and is expected to reach $361 billion by 2017. In the United States obesity is estimated to cause 111,909 to 365,000 deaths per year.
The global weight loss/obesity management market was worth $265 billion in the year 2012 and is expected to reach $361 billion by 2017. The market will grow at a healthy pace in the next five years due to increasing number of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and cardiac problems, increasing personal disposable income, government initiatives to increase awareness about health and fitness, and technological advancements.
Foods and beverages are the largest category in the ingested goods market. This segment was valued at nearly $79 billion in 2009. Food movements, growing sub-segments, and healthy eating trends should drive growth in this sector at a 2% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to reach more than $86 billion by 2014. Nutraceuticals are the second-largest product segment, after foods and beverages. Retail sales in 2009 topped $3.6 billion and are expected to grow at about a 1.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2014 to reach $3.9 billion.
As per the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, the total number of weight loss surgeries performed in the U.S. was 220,000 in 2012, likely to increase in the coming years due to the rising obesity rate.