More than half of Russians suffer from obesity

More than half of Russians suffer from obesityAbout 2-3,5% of Russia's population is undernourished, while 55% of Russians are suffering from obesity. The data of the all-Russian monitoring of the provision of public power led at a press conference on Wednesday in Moscow, Director of the Institute of nutrition Victor tutelian. "The number of Russians over the age of 30 years, suffering from excess weight, up to 55% of the total population. Hence atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, coronary heart disease, death in the working-age" - said at a press conference on Wednesday tutelian. "In the framework conducted in all regions of Russia monitoring were examined to 95% of the population; malnutrition have been identified in almost all population groups. However, in the immediate targeted assistance needs fairly low percentage of the population: according to the different regions, this number ranges from 2 to 3.5%," said tutelian. Experts in the field of healthy nutrition will hold from 12 to 14 November in the Russian Academy of state service under the President of the Russian Federation in Moscow all-Russian Congress of Healthy nutrition of the population of Russia". The Congress will be attended by about 1200 professionals from all regions of the Russian Federation, informs "Interfax". Among the main topics of the Congress - scientific substantiation of the concept of optimal nutrition Russians; social problems of food, including children, health and diet; food safety; medical-biological problems of the production of enriched products; improved nutrition in medical institutions of Russia..

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