Prepare for the obese apocalypse with these medical supplies

Fitness and weight management medical supplies might just save you from being part of the fifth of adults around the world that will be obese by the year 2025. This is what research published in The Lancet found. Also, and for the first time ever in the recorded history of mankind, more people are over than underweight – talk about the fat of the land. “The world as a whole is getting heavier and it's getting heavier by about 1.5 kilograms per decade on average for both men and women,” senior study author and professor at Imperial College London's School of Public Health Majid Ezzati said in an interview. “New policies that can slow down and stop the worldwide increase in body weight must be implemented quickly and rigorously evaluated, including smart food policies and improved health care training” to prevent an obesity epidemic.

And not just healthcare training, but physical training, one might add – for which there are many related medical supplies at Discount Medical Supplies. “Over the past 40 years, we have changed from a world in which underweight prevalence was more than double that of obesity, to one in which more people are obese than underweight,” Ezzati said in a statement. “If present trends continue, not only will the world not meet the obesity target of halting the rise in the prevalence of obesity at its 2010 level by 2025, but more women will be severely obese than underweight by 2025.” Apparently, the Fat Guy, Hot Wife TV trope does not apply here. But Fat and Skinny does indeed apply.

As it turns out, extremely low body weight continues to be a serious public health issue in the world's poorest countries. A quarter of women in India and Bangladesh, and a fifth of men in India, Bangladesh, Timor-Leste, Afghanistan, Eritrea and Ethiopia are underweight. Other findings include the following: there are more obese people in China (43.2 million men and 46.4 million women) and the United States (41.7 million men and 46.1 million women) than in any other country (if that’s not the best argument that capitalism and communism are the pretty much the same, I don’t know what is); women and men in the United Kingdom have the 3rd and 10th highest body mass index (BMI) in Europe, respectively; about 118 million obese adults live in Australia, Canada, Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, UK, and the U.S.; and, the UK is expected to have the highest levels of obese women by 2025.

Professor of clinical epidemiology at the University of Bristol George Davey “Boy” Smith wrote in a companionship editorial that the world is at risk of becoming “fatter, healthier, but more unequal.” Like in WALL-E? He added that “a focus on obesity at the expense of recognition of the substantial remaining burden of under-nutrition threatens to divert resources away from disorders that affect the poor to those that are more likely to affect the wealthier in low income countries.” All things considered, underweight people certainly stand to gain nothing from weight management medical supplies, but we can all use a little exercise – some more than others, of course.

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