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Obesity, overweight talamak sa Pinoy teens – DOST-FNRI

MANILA, Philippines- Iniulat ng Department of Science and Technology – Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) nitong Huwebes ang “significant” na pagdami ng overweight at obese na Filipino adolescents.

Batay sa policy statement sa “FAT (Fad and Trending)!: Adolescent Obesity” at datos mula sa 2021 Expanded National Nutrition Survey (ENNS), inihayag ng DOST-FNRI na tumaas ang overweight at obesity prevalence sa teenagers rose mula 11.6 porsyento noong 2018 sa 13 porsyento nitong 2021.

Lumabas din sa pag-aaral na mas maraming male respondents ang obese (14.8%) kumpara sa mga kababaihan (11.3%).

“The World Health Organization (WHO) and DOST-FNRI reported that the development of obesity among adolescents can be due to decreased physical activities, sedentary lifestyle, altered eating patterns, increased fat content of the diet, and obesity-associated genes,” pahayag ng DOST-FNRI.

“The DOST-FNRI urged national government agencies to form standard protocols for physical activity programs and routine, provide parents and caregivers with the latest health information and other resource materials, fund and regularly organize seminars or courses on nutrition and physical activity, increase surveillance, and support and fund researches studies focusing on symptoms, prevention, and cure of genetic factors of obesity such as metabolic syndrome,” dagdag nito. RNT/SA