Citizens of the world have been a gloomy and worrying health warning – half of us will be as obese or overweight by 2035. The World Obesity Federation (WOF) has that in just over a decade, more than four billion people will too heavy for their own well-being. There currently over a billion obese people in the world. The fastest rising rates are among children and adolescents. The WHO obesity as "abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that a risk to health". A body mass index (BMI) over 25 considered overweight, and over 30 is obese. In June 2013, the American Medical Association obesity as a disease. Many health organizations have it as a pandemic.
The WOF immediate action must be taken to "serious repercussions" in the future. It said the rise was "particularly worrying". It that, "governments and policymakers around the world to do all they can to avoid passing health, social, and economic costs on to the younger generation". The federation for the root causes to be . These an increased consumption of highly processed foods, greater levels of sedentary behaviour, and a lack of healthcare services to in weight management. The WOF restricting the marketing of food that high fat, salt or sugar content, and providing healthy food in schools.