Metabolic Diseases: A Global Public Health Problem

Overweight, obesity, excess cholesterol and diabetes are metabolic diseases whose severity requires rapid intervention.
They contribute to the development of cardiovascular diseases (hypertension, stroke, coronary heart disease, etc.), which can lead to severe complications1.
Here are a few figures showing you the presence of metabolic diseases around the world.

Key figures

1.9

BILLION ADULTS

are overweight2 (BMI> or = 25).
Of these, more than 650 million are obese (BMI > or = 30).

463

MILLION PEOPLE

People wordlwide have diabetes3, that is 1 in 11 people.

Focus on 3 main metabolic diseases

Overweight and obesity2

13% of the world’s adult population (11% of men and 15% of women) is obese.

39% of adults are overweight.

The prevalence of obesity almost tripled globally between 1975 and 2016.

Diabetes3

463 million people wordlwide have diabetes that is 1 in 11 people.

Among people with diabetes, 1 person in 2 is still undiagnosed.

90% of diabetics have type 24 diabetes.

80% of type 2 diabetes is preventable through a balanced diet and physical activity.

Excess cholesterol or “Hypercholesterolemia”

FRANCE5: 18.8% of adults had high LDL-cholesterol in 2006. Between 2006 and 2015, the proportion of adults with high cholesterol remained stable.

USA6: More than 12% of adults aged 20 years and older had high total cholesterol in 2015-2016.

Do you know the main risk factors for metabolic diseases?

Knowing the risk factors is essential to control your disease. Metabolic disorders are mainly linked to modifiable factors7:

SMOKING
UNHEALTHY DIET
OBESITY AND OVERWEIGHT
LACK OF PHYSICAL EXERCICE
ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION
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