1 out of every 5 people in Turkey is overweight or obese

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The “Role of Nutrition for Health” conference, organized in partnership with the Sabri Meteor Foundation, which implements projects to raise social awareness and awareness of healthy nutrition, and The Nutrition Society, Europe’s largest and deepest-based nutrition science organization, emphasizes the importance of balanced nutrition for the future of public health. Drew attention.

“Inadequate health literacy puts public health at risk”

The executives and experts of the Neutriton Society, Sabri Meteor Foundation, gathered at the press conference before the conference, which was held for the first time in Turkey and was held in Istanbul on May 25-27, emphasizing the importance of the conference, health literacy. , Obesity in Turkey and Europe, England and he assessed the nutritional habits of Turkey. According to the latest research shared at the meeting, the majority of Turkey’s adult population has “inadequate” or “problematic” knowledge about health literacy. Incomplete or inaccurate information about nutrition, such as inadequate health literacy, obesity and overweight rates in Turkey carry 20 percent among men and 28 percent among women. According to the 2022 European Obesity Report released by the World Health Organization Europe Regional Office, 1 in 5 people in Turkey is overweight or obese. As the level of human education decreases, so does the rate of disease.

Begum Mutus, general manager of the Sabri Meteor Foundation, who delivered the inaugural address, said, “We see that the 35 million people in Turkey cannot read properly about health.” According to a survey of health literacy levels and related issues in Turkey, 24.5 percent of the adult population has “inadequate” knowledge and 40.1 percent of the adult population has “problematic” knowledge about health literacy. In other words, health literacy of 35 million out of 53 million adult population is not enough.

Family physicians are often asked about nutrition

“At the conference, health workers started working with the Federation of Family Physicians to support health and nutrition communication, and they were working on nutrition communication,” Mutus said. One of the most important reasons for this is the frequently asked questions to family physicians, first contact with patients, about nutrition.

The most variable risk factor is nutrition!

Comparing the eating habits of England and Turkey, a member of the Royal Society of Medicine, Prof. Dr. Dr. Noting that cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in Turkey with 35.8 percent, Julian Stoel added: “The World Health Organization states that the most variable risk factors are poor diet, inadequate physical activity and smoking.” Noting that health professionals may also be involved in data contamination, Stowell said that in a survey conducted by the European Medical Council, 70 percent of health workers’ recommendations on nutrition were not based on scientific evidence. According to Stowell, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) also has a team that examines every claim made.

Vegans lack B12!

Julie Lovegrove, president of The Nutrition Society, a dietitian for cardiovascular disease, said: “We all think we specialize in food because we all eat. Evidence-based information is needed, not opinions. People share their opinions on what is right. However, we need to get these recommendations from qualified people, “he said, pointing out the need for science-based nutrition recommendations to be widespread. When we asked LoveGrove about today’s widespread vegetarianism and vegetarianism, he said” There is evidence that a plant-based diet is healthy, it should never be considered as eating meat, but there are significant risks such as B12 deficiency in veganism. “

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