In 2020, nearly 29% of Brazilians over the age of 20 are obese, up from about 15% in 2000, one of the largest increases of any country during that period, according to the Institute for Evaluation and Measures. Health Measurement at the University of Washington. Of the 10 most populous countries, only Mexico, the United States and Russia have higher rates of obesity, ranging from 31% to 37%, according to the data.
Dr Claudia Cozer Kalil, an endocrinologist at one of Brazil’s leading hospitals in São Paulo, attributes the rise in obesity in part to rising wages leading to a poor diet of fast food. and prepared foods. As obesity increases, so are related health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea, she said. She said the government should do more to tackle the problem, including better food labeling. For example, in Brazil, nutrition labels often don’t include sugar.
However, she still supports the law. “The reality is, the population is bigger,” she said. “So we have to adapt to that.”
The Brazilian “gordofobia” debate revolves partly around the unrealistic image of the Brazilian body in the domestic and foreign media. The psychological impact of that image, say activists, can be illustrated by Brazilians’ attempts at lip, bust, buttock and muscle injections – and liposuction surgery – at much higher rates than with most other countries.
In 2019, Brazil leads the world in plastic surgery. In 2020, amid the pandemic, the country had 6.1 cosmetic surgeries per 1,000 people, compared with 4.5 per 1,000 people in the United States, which ranks first in the world for total cosmetic surgeries in that year, According to the statistics table from a global group of plastic surgeons. ONE risky surgery involved in the transfer of fat from the abdomen to the buttocks is even called Brazilian butt lift.
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