Australia is suffering from obesity

5 June, 2011


The habit of fast food system has led to, that one in four Australian resident over 18 years are obese.
Annually for each of the average resident of Australia has three hundred forty-three hamburger.
According to the World Health Organization, Australians took 39 th place in the ranking of the most obese nations in the world.

Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Health of Australia said Jane Martin » This year, residents have spent on fast food 37 billion, that 4 billion more, than three years ago». Besides, addicted to sandwiches, fries and fizzy drinks only in the last year increased from 3 to 7 percent, which is higher, than in the U.S. and Canada.

Most obese Australians live in Western Australia – 72 percent of the state's population. They are followed by residents of the state Victoria, they are 68 percent, New South Wales and Tasmania – on 67 percent, people Квинсленда - 65 interest and Northern Territory – 64 percent. Palm «harmony» belongs South Australia, despite the figure of 61,5 percent.

Jane Martin added «The problem lies in the Australian community that, that we consume too many calories, most of which enters the body of the foods that are high in fat and sugar. Australians are not only increasingly eating out, but also try to order cooked food at home – 44 percent. По ее словам, food prices are rising faster, than points in catering, thus, many are trying to kill two birds with one stone: satisfy your hunger and save».



It is expected, that the current trends in 2025 year 83 per cent of Australian men and 75 percent of women between the ages of 20 and older will be obese or overweight. Wherein, According to specialists, urban residents is still more slender, than the natives of rural areas. But Australian men gain weight faster, than the fair sex.

According to the professor of the Institute of Nutrition Jennie Brand-Miller,  «commitment to a system of fast food is the answer to the question, why the nation continues to grow fat, not the cause». «Such companies, As «Макдоналдс» or «Dominos Pizza-» (Domino’s), interested only in profit, – said Professor. – Therefore, each of us is to take care of their own health».

Among the problems of modern man, that lead to the formation of excess weight, Specialist is also called a sedentary lifestyle, stress and sleep disturbance, reduce the metabolic rate (в среднем на 25 percent).




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