‘Sinking’… yearly the massive island of Crete below the burden of probably the most overweight residents of Europe!
This isn’t a pun however a harsh actuality, because the final 40 years (1970 -2010) the typical weight of the Cretans rose by 20 kg.
The distressing discovering brings to mild, by scientific research – the professor of surgical procedure on the College of Crete and Director of Surgical Oncology Clinic of the College Hospital of Heraklion Mr. John Melissas, on the event of the occasion in Chania (29 to 31 October) 15th Pancretan Medical Convention.
“Sadly within the final 40 years probably the most wholesome individuals worldwide in 1970, grew to become probably the most overweight in Greece and Europe in 2010” says Mr Melissas and provides “It’s prone to sink Cretans well being if preventive measures usually are not taken to deal with weight problems, as is already the burden of the 700,000 inhabitants of the final 40 years have been added to 14,000,000 kg.”
Based on the outcomes of scientific and statistical research, the Cretans in 1970 weighed 63 kg and burn 3,000 energy a day with laborious bodily work, equal to strolling 15 km.
The weight loss plan typically consisted of beans, fruits, greens, bread flour, complete grains, olive oil, olives, snails, and infrequently consumed meals similar to meat, fish and dairy merchandise.
Right now Cretan weighs 83 kg, consumes extra energy with out intense muscular train. They’ve unhealthy consuming with frequent consumption of animal fat, meat, cheese and meals wealthy in unsaturated fatty acids.
They’ve additionally stopped consuming fruit and salad greens which are helpful meals wealthy in antioxidants that stop growing old physique.
Examine on the College of Crete
A latest research made by the College of Crete, 86.1% of farmers discovered with weight above regular. Of those, 42.9% had been obese and the rest, ie 43.2% had been overweight with a BMI larger than 30.
These charges surpassing these of the city inhabitants of Athens (which is estimated to be 73%), a metropolis with weight problems charges of the most important in Europe.
Based on Mr Bee, the phenomenon is attributed to:
- The change in way of life.
- The abolition of the normal Cretan weight loss plan.
- In sedentary.
- The quick tempo and stress of on a regular basis life that results in the straightforward answer to quick meals, even in rural areas of the island.
Worrying can also be the charges of kid and adolescent weight problems in Crete, which is ten instances greater than those that had been recorded within the 80’s.
The epidemic of weight problems is actually not solely Greek phenomenon. The World Well being Group concludes that the variety of individuals with extra weight will attain 2.Three billion individuals in 2015. Of those 700,000,000 are overweight.
In Europe weight problems is estimated to undergo 150,000,000 15,000,000 adults and youngsters, whereas the illness is accountable for 1,000,000 deaths every year.
Enormous is the monetary burden brought on by therapy of problems brought on by diabetes similar to sort 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart problems and so forth.
Preventive measures-information marketing campaign of the individuals
“The issue may be very critical and is past any delay on the preventive measures that ought to be taken instantly”, stated Mr Bees.
Based on the professor, the Greek State in cooperation with scientific establishments of the island, native authorities and the Church ought to instantly develop and implement an info marketing campaign about the issue.
Certainly, the burden downside info ought to be supplied to folks and the youth (scholar and learning), as a result of that is the place the issue has taken an epidemic.
Right now in Crete, College Hospital, extreme weight problems is handled surgically since 1992. Operated on every year about 150 sufferers with extreme weight problems and comorbidities similar to diabetes, hyperlipidemia, sleep apnea, and so forth.
The surgical procedure has in recent times referred to as metabolic surgical procedure. Apply all identified interventions, similar to sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, ring and cholopagkreatiki diversion. Lately intervening therapy of sort 2 diabetes, with superb outcomes.