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Hungarians Fourth Most Obese Nation in the World

Hungary Today 2018.05.22.

Hungary takes fourth place in the world’s obesity ranking, daily Népszava said on Saturday, on the occasion of European Obesity Day.

Citing data from the World Health Organization (WHO), the paper said Hungary’s obesity rate is strikingly high, at 28-31% among the adult population. The world ranking is led by the United States, followed by Mexico and New Zealand.

Being overweight is related to cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, heart attack and stroke, Type 2 diabetes, several types of cancer and arthritic conditions, while it can also cause sleep apnea and respiratory problems, gallstones and depression, the paper notes.



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