Despite the fact that overweight is a problem worldwide, men are slower to find a solution to this problem than women, said specialist Luz Elena Pale Montero.
In a statement, the nutritionist of the Institute of Security and Social Services of State Workers (ISSSTE) explained that, in general, the male population “is less concerned about their health, so it is important to educate them to consume the amount of necessary foods. ”
According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Mexicans have the second highest prevalence of obesity, and in the adult male population increased, mainly in rural areas, from 61.1% in 2012 to 67, 5% in 2016.
The director of the School of Dietetics and Nutrition (EDN) “Dr. José Quintín Olascoaga Moncada” of the ISSSTE specified that few men are going to consult to request an individualized feeding plan.
In addition, he said, adults over 40 years of age are more likely to suffer a heart attack, which can be caused by being overweight and obese.
According to the OECD, it is projected that by 2030 39% of Mexicans will be obese and it is this condition that allows Mexico to have the highest prevalence of diabetes with 15.8% of affected adults, more than twice the average of the population. organization, which is 7%.