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World Obesity Day Journalists Association

Obesity is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world today, and has had a long-term impact on the health of many people. According to statistics from the World Health Organization, the number of obese people in the world in 2016 was nearly three times that of 1975, and the rate of overweight and obesity among adults in Taiwan from 2016 to 2019 was as high as 47.9%. In recent years, due to the increasing severity of obesity among the Chinese people, Nordic and the Trade Council of Denmark, Taipei, which have been concerned about chronic diseases caused by obesity for many years, jointly called for attention to the issue of obesity and the chronic diseases it causes, as well as the correct concepts and attitudes towards this issue, and also called on the people of Taiwan, including parents of teenagers, to pay attention to the comorbidities derived from obesity.

In 2022, Novo Nordisk will work with medical staff to hold 10 obesity education activities across Taiwan, hoping to bring more correct concepts and education to Taiwanese people affected by obesity.

Bo Mønsted, Director of the Danish Trade Office, pointed out that Denmark, like Taiwan, faces the challenge of obesity. In addition to the chronic diseases caused by obesity, the Danish government also attaches great importance to the social and psychological issues such as bullying, discrimination, and prejudice caused by obesity. It believes that preventing obesity and removing the stigma of obesity is the collective responsibility of society.

Driving change to defeat obesity Nord Taiwan calls for the establishment of a correct concept in the face of obesity.


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