Using World Health Organization standards to assess and predict the prevalence of childhood obesity among Children in Asia
Obesity is a global problem with increasing prevalence worldwide and this alarming trend is already prevalent during childhood (infants and children up to 19 years of age). The World Health Organization (WHO) states that the number of overweight or obese preschool children aged 0 to 5 years has risen from 32 million in 1990 to 42 million in 2013 globally and is estimated to reach 70 million by 2025.
WHO – Recommendations on reduced free sugar intake
The World Health Organization (WHO) supported systematic reviews on the intake of free sugars and their effects on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), mainly overweight/obesity and dental caries. The systematic reviews addressed these questions: 1. What is the effect of a decrease or increase in free sugars intake in adults and children? 2. What is the effect of restricting intake of free sugars to below 10% of total energy?