The study, published in the journal The Lancet, shows that 58 percent of Norwegian men and 47 percent of women have a body mass index (BMI) over 25, writes Dagbladet. One is considered obese when BMI is between 25 and 30.
Moreover, 19 percent of men and 18 percent of the women in this category have a BMI over 30 and suffer from serious obesity.
– It is alarming if this development does not stop. We have seen positive trends in terms of reduction in cardiovascular disease and stroke in Norway. Obesity must also be seen in the context of the increase in diabetes. We have not yet seen how this will affect other diseases, says Mette Svendsen, clinical nutritionist at Oslo University Hospital.