Committee
ECOSOC
Country
Austria

Author

Agata Pyka
Poland

Cite as https://mymun.com/ppdb/8960

PROBLEM: OBESITY

Scientists prove the universe expands constantly. Geologists say our planet – Earth, is getting bigger and heavier as well. We can see this tendency all over the world and our population is not an exception!

Why is obesity considered such a serious problem nowadays? It leads to multiple diseases such as diabetes or cancer. At least 2.8 million people die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. In 30 years the worldwide prevalence of obesity has doubled.

Among other countries Austria is usually considered to be a very healthy country, so it may come as a surprise to discover that Austrians consume the second greatest number of calories on a daily basis, just behind world champions USA. Based on research from website Evoke.ie, the USA leads the world with average daily consumption of 3,770 calories, followed closely by Austria with an estimated 3,760 - the difference being 10 calories, or around three cherry tomatoes.

Austrians generally hav...