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The number of obese people has increased in Russia over five years


The number of Russians diagnosed with obesity over the past five years has grown by almost one and a half times. This is evidenced by the data of the Ministry of Health, which was reviewed by RT.

So, in 2013, a total of 1.4 million patients with this diagnosis were registered in Russia, in 2018 there were already just over two million people.

The region with the highest incidence of obesity in 2018 was Altai Krai, where 5,566.9 cases of obesity per 100 thousand people.

Then come the Kurgan region (2711.4 cases), the Tyumen region (2634.9), the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District (2626.7) and the Orenburg Region (2319).

The lowest incidence of obesity in the last year was recorded in the Primorsky Territory - 387.6 cases per 100 thousand people.

Also among the regions with a low incidence of obesity were Kabardino-Balkaria (578.5), Moscow (588.2), Kaliningrad Oblast (618.3) and Yakutia (627).

Earlier, the Ministry of Health announced an increase in the number of patients with multiple sclerosis in Russia.

Over the past five years, the number of patients with this diagnosis has increased by almost 20 thousand people.

Source: russiart

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