Australians are getting fatter and more obese and the young ones are getting it worse.
New modelling predicts 35 per cent of adults will be obese by 2025, with younger people now gaining weight at higher rates than ever before. The modelling out of University of Sydney predicts one in three adults will be classified as obese by 2025. But young Australian adults gaining more weight than they were in previous generations and women will fare worse, with one in six predicted to be severely obese
It forecasts obesity among adults will reach 35 per cent by 2025, up from its current level of 28 per cent, while 13 per cent of adults will have a BMI of over 35 — up from 9 per cent in 2014/15.
Currently severe obesity is about 11 per cent in women and 8 per cent in men, and our projections are showing that will go up to about 15.5 per cent in women and 10 per cent in men.
It is time we took action as individuals and took responsibility for ourselves.
However the Australian government with the food pyramid and food guidelines including the recent food star rating are the single biggest cause. The star rating program rates many sugary, processed foods as high as vegetables and fruit.