Sunday , June 13 2021

"I think a sedentary lifestyle leads to obesity in Magallanes"

Lobesity is still a problem for the country, and above allabout
for the Magallanes region. A new report was released this week
published by the United Nations for
Food and Agriculture (FAO), which placed Chile as a country with
the highest obesity rate in South America in women.

"Panorama of food and food security in America
Latina and Caribbean 2018 "31% of women over the age of 18 years
years presents this condition.

It is clear from the details that the level of obesity among Chilean men of statutory age is higher 24.9% percent, taking second place in South America.

latest data published by the National Health Survey
2016-2017, in Magallanes over 13.6% in children under the age of six
they present obesity, and in people aged 14 to 64 years this disease is observed
by 32.3%.

Regional opinions

That, the Ministry of Health Magallanes, Mariela Rojas, said that "
Obesity is a regional, national problem, not just women's
but also in the case of men and boys is the most serious matter.

As rules
we work on several fronts and we hope so
good results, although they are not fast because they are related to
cultural changes, especially with a sedentary lifestyle and gender
food, I think the sedentary lifestyle is what leads us to
Obesity. "

another part, Undersecretary of the Network, during his stay in Magallanes
Asistenciales doctor Luis Castillo noted that "obesity is
the problem of Chileans, not just women, men is more
obesity, obesity in children is a very serious problem and overweight
the same is an integral approach that we must resolve in
cross-section not only from the point of view of health, but also
educational and physical exercises. "

@ JesúsNieves

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