Campaign warns Poles over obesity
PR dla Zagranicy
A campaign aiming to draw attention to the problem of obesity is getting under way in Poland.
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The campaign is called "Don’t serve yourself up disease."
Investing in preventative health care “will pay off in the future," Health Minister Łukasz Szumowski said on Wednesday.
In Poland, 64 percent of men and 49 percent of women are overweight or obese, according to the PAP news agency.
Obesity has been linked to a range of diseases including cardiovascular disorders and cancer.
Experts warned earlier this year that Polish kids were growing fatter faster than anywhere else in Europe because of a combination of a lack of physical activity and bad eating habits.
Only one in three Poles eat food that is good for them, Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported at the end of last year.