Denmark has introduced the world’s first ‘fat tax’ on food increasing the price of products which contain high levels of saturated fat. The move, which will see shoppers pay more for chips, pizza, meat and milk, is aimed at tackling obesity in the Scandinavian country where just over ten per cent of adults are clinically obese.
Obesity rates are considerably higher in Kuwait and ranked as one among the top ten countries. Arabtimes reported earlier that 80% of Kuwait population is obese.
As from Wikipedia
Obesity is a leading preventable cause of death worldwide, with increasing prevalence in adults and children, and authorities view it as one of the most serious public health problems of the 21st century. Obesity is stigmatized in much of the modern world (particularly in the Western world), though it was widely perceived as a symbol of wealth and fertility at other times in history, and still is in some parts of the world.
Join a health group such as Salmiya Walking Group and try moving yourself to get some shape….