Scientists have expressed their concern about the fact that modern humans marked by lower levels of health than their ancestors. Calculating the real age of the representatives of the current generation, it is necessary to add 15 years, said the publication The Daily Mail.
Diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and obesity are now much more common among the population, as the results of a 25-year study involving 6,000 men aged 20, 30, 40, 50 years. The young generation, as it turned out, the big problem with metabolic health.
It turned out that modern men at the age of 30 years are overweight by 20% more likely than men who lived a few decades ago. And women older than 20 years are obese are twice as likely as 20-year-old woman, who lived 10 years ago. In the group of 40-year-old men and women, the prevalence of obesity can be easily compared to a level which is observed in the 55-year-olds.
Experts note that quitting smoking in developed countries causes an increase in the number of people with diseases that lead to obesity. "Scourge" of past decades are diseases caused by smoking, such as lung cancer.