As per the global trends in BMI (body mass index), obesity increases rapidly in rural areas than in cities.
However, the investigation of the weight and height data of several adults across rural and urban areas is taking place.
Thus, weight and height data are useful for calculating BMI. Whereas scientists of Imperial College, London claims about helping in recognizing the scale of an individual having a healthy weight for height.
As per the study, BMI is increasing by an average of almost 2 kg/m2 and around 2.3 kg/m2 in men. Whereas the BMI is equal to every person becoming almost 5 to 6 heavier.
Around half of the worldwide increase around 34 years is because of an increase in BMI in rural areas.
Thus, in the middle and low-income countries, rural areas are mostly in charge of 90% of the increase.
However, the team discovers that the average BMI in rural areas is increasing by almost 2.2 kg/m2 in men and women.
Thus, in cities, the growth in BMI was almost 1.4 kg/m2 and 1.7 kg/m2 in women and men correspondingly.
Therefore, according to scientists, the trends are resulting in remarkable changes in the geography of BMI.
However, urban women and men across countries have high BMI on comparing to rural counterparts.
Hence, the gap between rural and urban BMI in several countries is shrinking.
Professor Majid Ezzati, Imperial’s School of Public Health, claims results of a huge study are commonly having observations regarding people. Whereas the reason for people present in cities causes an increase in obesity.
Ezzati mentions that there is a need to think of tackling the global health problem.
Thus, the team discovers the differences within low, middle and high-income countries.
However, high-income countries are showing that BMI is high in rural areas, specifically for women.
Thus, scientists recommend this is because of the disadvantages of experiencing in outside cities are inadequate availability, expensive healthy food, low income & education, facilities of sports and leisure.
Ezzati mentions that consultations in public health concentrate on the negative characteristics in cities.
Ezzati mentions that cities are providing a wealth of opportunities for nutrition, improved health and physical exercise. Although, these things are difficult to find in rural areas.
Thus, the countries are increasing the wealth for rural population changes are enough to eat, paying for good quality food.