Worldwide trends in underweight and obesity from 1990 to 2022

One of the largest global studies, examining the prevalence of undernutrition and obesity—two opposing nutritional states linked to increased health risks—was published today. Data from 3,663 population studies, involving over 222 million individuals, were released as part of the international NCD-RisC network, in which our collaborators have long been involved. Between 1990 and 2022, the combined incidence of undernutrition and obesity decreased in only 11 countries for women and 17 for men. Conversely, it increased in 162 countries for women and 140 for men. Data on current trends in malnutrition and obesity in Serbia can be accessed via the following link, with the complete study available in the latest volume of The Lancet.