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Obesity rates are steadily rising among young people in France


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The rates of obesity among French people have increased steadily in recent years, with a noticeable increase among the young population, according to researchers who conducted a reference study on this subject.

“Obesity rates have skyrocketed among young people,” Annick Vonpon, an epidemiologist from the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), told a news conference.

The researcher touched on a study she conducted in 2020, in which she dealt with the rates of adults who are obese or overweight in France.

This study, which was conducted based on a survey of about ten thousand people from the population, indicates that about half of the French (47%) enjoy weights that are much higher than what is recommended healthily.

Of these French people, a sixth (17%) suffer from obesity, meaning that their weight is considered unhealthy, more than just being overweight.

This study is considered a reference on the subject of obesity and overweight in France, because it has been conducted regularly since the end of the nineties of the last century.

Therefore, its results are important for assessing the evolution of obesity and overweight rates in France. While overweight rates have tended to stabilize or even decline for a decade, an increasing number of French people are constantly obese.

These findings, which were published last year, are the subject of a study now published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine until the researchers can revise their conclusions.

And they noticed that the high rates of obesity specifically affected the French, whose ages ranged between 18 and 24 years.

Another conclusion was reached that obesity rates vary according to regions, as obesity affected more than 20% of the respondents residing in Au-de-France in the Parisian region or in the Grand Est region (east of the country). This difference between the regions is due to the socio-economic conditions of the population of each of them, as it was found that the poorer regions have higher rates of obesity in the population.

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