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.
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.