Israel is in the midst of a national obesity epidemic, Israeli healthcare workers are warning.

“We’re in the midst of a global epidemic that has reached Israel—the obesity epidemic,” said Dr. Oyero, a specialist in family medicine and an obesity doctor at Maccabi Health Services, according to Ynet.

“Obesity is a chronic, multi-systemic disease that must be treated professionally since it leads to many illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease and mental and emotional problems,” he said.

According to a National Program for Quality Indicators report released on Tuesday, both obesity and smoking are rising in Israel.... Read More: JNS