Vice President of the European Parliament. Eva Kopakaz, who joined Congress with a video speech, said that hormone-related diseases would be on the agenda of politicians. Okan Bullet Ildiz, a member of the European Society of Endocrinology, points out that hormones are the main cause of more than 200 diseases, from cancer to diabetes, from infertility to heart disease. Yıldız stressed that if Turkey enters the European Union today, it will be the first country in terms of obesity rate. He has spent 5.5 years in front of the TV. That rate is higher than school time, “he said.
Hormones were on the agenda of thousands of physicians in more than 100 countries at the European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE 2022), which was held for the first time since the epidemic this year. The ECE 2022, held in Milan, Italy on May 21-24, focused on hundreds of chronic diseases caused by hormones, and May 23 was declared “European Hormone Day” for the first time in the world. Hormones, which are seen as a major cause of more than 200 diseases and a major public health problem, from cancer to diabetes, have also entered the agenda of the European Parliament.
The Vice President of the European Parliament and former Prime Minister of Poland Dr. took part in the opening ceremony of the Congress through video speech. Ewa Kopacz focuses on hormonal disorders. He also mentioned that awareness programs will be conducted in the presence of politicians and the Ministry of Health. A member of the European Society of Endocrinology and the Hastep Faculty of Medicine, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, who has been instrumental in bringing the issue to the European Parliament, Prof. Dr. Dr. Okan made an important statement to the Bulletin Ildiz Demiroren news agency.
At the same time, the European Society of Endocrinology Reproductive and Developmental Endocrinology Field Leader Prof. Dr. Dr. Ildiz points out that hormones are the main cause of more than 200 diseases, from cancer to diabetes, from infertility to heart disease. Professor Dr. “To draw attention to the importance of hormones in European health policy, we are hosting European Hormone Day for the first time since the session of the European Parliament three years ago and the technical report we have made on this subject. May 23 this year.”
“Obesity is not an eating disorder, it is a hormonal disorder.”
Noting that obesity is found in more than half of adults and one in every 3 children in Europe, Professor Dr. Dr. Yildız said: “Obesity is not really an eating disorder, but a serious and deadly disease caused by underlying hormones. It severely increases the risk of more than 200 diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, and kills 1.2 million people each year in Europe. “Obesity steals the life expectancy of people with concomitant type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease from 5 to 20 years. We also found that obese people are more susceptible to infection, have more serious illnesses and have an increased risk. Due to these and other effects, hormonal disorders need to be followed very closely This is how we took the first step in creating awareness in the health policies of the countries. “
“I gave a speech in Parliament for the first time 4 years ago.”
Professor Dr. Yildız said that for the first time in 2018, they convened a session of the European Parliament (EP) entitled “Hormones and Diseases” to address the issue and said:
“I also gave a talk, we have assessed the importance of hormones in European health policy. Here, four issues have come to the fore. One is obesity, the second is cancer, the third is rare endocrine disease and the fourth is hormone disrupting chemicals. Hormones are not a well known topic. As an endocrinologist, we’ve been working for the last few years to raise awareness about hormones. In 2022, we have declared 23 May as European Hormone Day, and we plan to continue today to emphasize the importance of hormones in health in all European countries. ” This year, EP Vice President from Poland. Eva Kopakaz was with us at the opening ceremony He also talked about the role of hormones in European health The policy, the importance of hormones in the development of obesity and chronic diseases, and the measures they are taking with our proposal in Parliament. “
“If Turkey enters EU, it ranks first in obesity”
Professor Dr. explains that one out of every two people in Europe is obese or overweight. Dr. Noting that the situation in Turkey is not bright, Yıldız said, “Again, 1 in 3 children in Europe is obese or overweight. A child up to the age of 18 spends 2.5 years in front of the screen. This rate is higher than the time spent in school.” , If we enter the European Union today, we will be the first in terms of obesity. Because, unfortunately, 1 out of every 3 people in Turkey is obese or overweight. “Citing obesity as a major risk factor for many diseases, Professor Dr. Yıldız said,” 80 percent in type 2 diabetes, 55 percent in heart disease, And obesity is responsible for 40 percent of cancers If a person with obesity has heart disease or diabetes, his life expectancy is 5 to 20 years Today, obesity causes 1.2 million deaths each year in Turkey and Europe, and hormones play a vital role in the development of obesity.
“Even unnecessary antibiotic use causes obesity”
The risk of obesity begins in the womb, said Professor. Dr. Yıldız says that even during this period, unnecessary use of antibiotics could lead to future obesity. Professor Dr. Yıldız gives the following information: “This is a very important issue. Unnecessary use of antibiotics in early childhood and thus changes in intestinal flora affect the weight of the child at 3 years of age as well as at 13, 23 and 33 years of age. And affects the intestinal flora. It causes the good germs to disappear. Both the bad germs and some of their secretions enter our circulation from the gut and communicate with it. Many organs, including the fatty tissue in the liver. Deterioration of the microbiota significantly increases your risk of obesity.The way you eat affects not only your childhood but also your gut flora in adulthood.
“Focus on over 1500 chemicals in daily life”
Chemicals that disrupt hormones cause up to 270 billion euros in health costs each year in EU countries, says Dr. Dr. Yildız said, “There are chemicals that interfere with the normal functioning of our body’s hormones and that are the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat or take in through our skin. We know there are many more.” More than 1,500 of these chemicals are known to interfere with reproductive function and cause infertility, diabetes, obesity, and thyroid disease, and today they cost the European Union 270 billion euros annually in healthcare. Furniture is also present in many products of our lives. For example, it is important to choose cleaning products to use for your children and products that do not contain fragrances and fragrances in the shampoo. “