2020/11/27  
Almost one in two Taiwanese are overweight or obese: Health Promotion Administration (2020/11/22)
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    Almost one in two Taiwanese are overweight or obese: Health Promotion Administration (2020/11/22)

    One in two adult Taiwanese are overweight or obese. That's according to the Health Promotion Administration. It says the proportion of the population with a BMI of over 24, which indicates a person is overweight, reached 47%, a record high. Let's hear what a Taipei doctor had to say about this.

    Kang Jung-cheng
    Taiwan Adventist Hospital
    We know that with obesity, the first thing that causes it is eating more while exercising less. The current environment and the ease of living also play a role. Previously, people probably needed to walk long distances to go to class. Now there are the MRT and buses, so the first thing is that people’s physical activities have been reduced. Secondly, the consumption of sugary drinks is excessive.

    The doctor stressed that in addition to genetic factors, the causes of obesity are mainly related to diet, the amount of exercise a person gets, and overall lifestyle. Aside from having a balanced diet, more exercise is needed to combat obesity so as to avoid reduced immunity, which may lead to disease.
    中文 Chinese  
    台灣肥胖比率逐年攀升 免疫力降低易染病

    國民健康署公布我國成人過重與肥胖盛行率,2019年國人BMI指數超過24的比率來到47.79%,也就是每兩個成人,就有一人體重過重,創歷史新高。

    [[台安醫院體重管理中心主任 糠榮誠]]
    “我們知道肥胖,第一個就是吃得多、活動得少,那現在因為環境,就是住家的關係,以前可能要走很遠去上課,現在又有捷運又有公車,所以第一個活動量變少,第二個含糖飲料太多了”

    醫生強調,肥胖的原因除了遺傳之外,主要和"飲食、活動量以及生活型態"有關,除了均衡飲食外,還要多運動來對抗肥胖,以免因為免疫力降低,導致疾病纏身。
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