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Millennials 'set to be fattest generation'
Being too fat is as dangerous as smoking, according to health experts. Excess body fat damages cells and increases the risks of cancer, just like the same way as smoking does to one’s body. Smoking is a distinctive habit that can be recognized by the smoker and the people around them. They have been warned the health risk for some time, and the number of smokers has been declining in developed countries. However, overweight isn’t recognized as distinctively as smoking either by the person or their family or friends in a situation where others are also getting fatter.
Health researchers expect that seven out of every 10 millennials in the UK, those who were born between early 80’s and middle of 90’s, are going to be overweighed when they reach middle age, about twice as many as their parents’ generation. The current trend shows that while the number of people who are defined as overweight is declining slightly, those who are obese are increasing much faster than the decline, meaning more people are getting excessively fatter and more people are being defined as too heavy.
Just a reminder. Body mass index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height for adults that is defined as a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of his height in meters (kg/m2). WHO defines normal weight (BMI 18.5–24.9), overweight (25.0–29.9), and obesity (≥30.0).
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