GENERAL FACTS ABOUT OBESITY
OBESITY IN TURKEY AND THE WORLD
* According to the latest data published by The Ministry of Health of Turkey, 32% of the ihabitants are obese, while 5 to 10 people in 1000 people have severe (morbid) obesity. Obesity is considered the second biggest preventable cause of death after smoking by the World Health Organization (WHO).
* According to scientific research, it has been determined that people who had bariatric surgery had a better quality of life and their life expectancy increased by 12 years on average.