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It is a widely recognized and acknowledged fact that the population of
most developed Western countries is getting fatter, and we are not
talking about a gradual increase here.
The number of people who are seriously overweight or clinically obese is
exploding all over the Western world.
Just as an example, the statistics page of the `Weight-control
Information Network’ quotes data from the National Health and
Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) which indicates that by the end
of 2004, around two thirds of adults in the USA were officially
overweight, and nearly one third were clinically obese. The situation has
already deteriorated significantly since then, so we really do have a
global crisis on our hands.
This explosion is placing a very heavy additional burden on the already
overworked and under resourced health services in a number of
At the same time, statistics over the past few years would strongly
suggest that the trend for citizens of most developed countries to get
fatter by the day is not likely to be reversed any time soon without
Consequently, the strain on health services across the world is also