Rising European Life Expectancy Undermined By Obesity: WHO
London, Sept 12 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 12th Sep, 2018 ) :Life expectancy in Europe continues to increase but obesity and the growing proportion of people who are overweight risks reversing this trend, the World Health Organization warned Wednesday.
In its European Health Report, covering 53 countries in a vast geographical area from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the UN agency found well-being is the highest in the world but varies widely within the region.
1 years compared to 74.6 years for men, although the gap has slightly narrowed.
But she warned: "Lifestyle-related risk factors give cause for concern, as they may slow, or even reverse the great gains in life expectancy if left unchecked."