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Nearly 42 percent of the Swiss population is obese, with a shorter life expectancy of two years



In the last few years, Switzerland has been facing serious health problems caused by obesity.


Source: B92, N1

Photo: depositphotos / belchonock

Photo: depositphotos / belchonock

According to recent data, 41.8 percent of the country's population is obese and overweight.

According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), obesity will "take away" in Switzerland in the coming years almost two years from its lifespan.

According to the latest data, obesity between 2020 and 2050 will cause a decline in life expectancy in OECD countries by 2.7 years.

In Switzerland, as much as two billion Swiss francs, or 1.81 billion euros, will be spent to treat citizens for obesity between 2020 and 2050, N1 reports.

Swiss authorities say that as much as 2.4 percent of Swiss gross domestic product (GDP) will need to be allocated to combat obesity in the coming period.

Key factors leading to the obesity epidemic are over-calorie intake and lack of physical activity.


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