Croatia, a Western Balkan country, has become the country with the highest prevalence of overweight and obesity in the European Union.
He stated at the conference held in the capital, Zagreb, that Croatia spends 1.7 billion euros annually on treating diseases related to being overweight.
Noting that 35 percent of children and 65 percent of adults in Croatia are overweight, he stated at the conference that Croatia ranks fifth in children and first in adults in terms of obesity prevalence in the European Union.
It was also mentioned at the conference whether the government is contributing to obesity while reducing the prices of meat, oil and flour.
Psychiatrist Veljko Djorjevic stated that weight gain was previously considered an aesthetic problem, but today it has become a fatal health problem.
source: Balkan News
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