President of the Turkish Neurological Society Prof. Dr. Akif Topçuoğlu Body mass index Stating that it is very important for people with a body weight of 25 and above 30 percent to decrease by 10 percent within 6 months, he told Hürriyet:
2 IN 3 OVERWEIGHT
* Obesity It is an excessive accumulation of fat in the body. A body mass index (obtained by dividing the body weight by the square of the height) is defined as ‘overweight’ when it is over 25, and ‘obesity’ if it is over 30. Obesity, whose prevalence is increasing, has now become a global health problem. In its report, which was renewed this year, WHO showed Turkey as the country where the problem of overweight is most common in the European region, and it was reported that two-thirds of the population is overweight. In Turkey, 66.8% of the adult population is overweight, and the rate of those defined as obese is 32.1%.
INVITATION TO DISEASES
* Obesity and overweight are among the most important risk factors for stroke in men and women. Moreover, it increases the negative effects of hypertension, sleep apnea, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and diabetes. Obesity also negatively affects many neurological diseases such as dementia, leading to worsening and more severe course. On the other hand, it is among the causes of at least 13 different types of cancer. It has been stated that at least 200,000 cancer cases per year are associated with obesity. About thirteen percent of annual deaths are due to overweight and obesity.
PANDEMIC IMPRESSED MOVEMENT CONDITION
The pandemic triggered an unhealthy diet and a sedentary lifestyle, and obesity reached epidemic proportions. There is surgery, drugs, behavioral approach to obesity treatment, but the key application is medical diet therapy and exercise. Professional help should be sought in this regard. A 10 percent decrease in body weight in 6 months is very important for health. For this, physical activity should not be forgotten.