Thursday, January 24, 2008

Swedish Male Obesity to Weigh Heavy on Healthcare System

Young Swedish men have become so overweight that they may soon pose problems for the healthcare system, new research has shown. Researchers from Karolinska University Hospital and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm analyzed the weight patterns of more than 1.5 million Swedish young men in the period from 1969 to 2005. By the middle of the current decade, the prevalence of moderate obesity among Swedish males at the age of military conscription had almost quintupled, reaching a level of one in twenty young men. Morbid obesity was found to have increased tenfold over the same period, with one in every hundred men affected, said the researchers in a statement.

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