40% of working-age Russians are Overweight
The Russian Statistical Institute announced that in the past five years obesity has increased in Russia.
The Russian Federal State Statistics Agency announced on July 9th the final five-year report of its public health research. According to the report, 40% of the working age (19-60 years) population in Russia is overweight.
Emphasizing that there is a serious nutrition problem in the country, Statistics Director Aleksandr Surinov noted that both children and adults living in Russia are fed at least once a week with boiled salami and sausage.
Surinov said, '' This is an indication of unhealthy nutrition. It turned out that a very small amount of fruits and vegetables were consumed during the research. "
Previously, the Russian Ministry of Health reported that 45.4% of Russian people were obese in the last five years.