Reasons Why Bulgarians have Become Increasingly Obese

In as early as 2008, obesity and excessive weight has been noted as prevalent, emerging as a potential problem in the largest urban sectors in Bulgaria. Fast forward to the year 2020 and compared against all levels of nutrition data, the nation has not made any significant effort to meet all global nutrition targets for Bulgarian mothers and their offsprings. Neither has the government taken any positive steps toward bringing down the population’s obesity rate.

The current obesity rate among adult Bulgarian women from ages 18 and older is 24.3% while for adult men in the same age range, the rate of obesity is 25.5%. Not surprisingly, 6.9% of adult women and 8.4% of adult men have been diagnosed with diabetes.

Nutrition Behavior Leading to Childhood Obesity in Bulgaria Children

Bulgaria was ranked No. 5 in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) list of European countries with the highest childhood obesity. Among the factors mentioned as drivers of childhood obesity in Bulgaria are the following:

1.  Poor nutrition combined with a sedentary lifestyle among children.

2. Increased consumption of sugary food and sweetened beverages among school-aged children.

3.  Low intakes of fish and yogurt.

4.  Development of alcohol drinking habits at an early age.

When it comes to sedentary lifestyle, Bulgarian children spend more than 26 hours in front of TV screens on a per week basis.

Furthermore, the country does not have a state program that actively combats childhood obesity, except for the 2013 BASORD. The Bulgarian Association for the Study of Obesity and Related Diseases known as BASORD is an association that organizes week-long annual events for promoting good nutrition habits, healthy lifestyle and engaging in physical activity.

Bulgarian Population’s Unhealthy Dietary Habits in the Past Years

In connection with the growing obesity of Bulgaria’s people, it was also noted that heart disease morbidity and mortality rate in the country is one of the highest in all of Europe. Public health researchers analyzed the changes in dietary habits that transpired during the last decade. The results of the study, which were published the Journal of Hypertension (April 2021 Edition – Volume 39) and are as follows:

While there was a notable decrease in the consumption of sugary foods, there was also a notable devotion to the consumption of chocolate products and soft drinks.

Salt consumption was slightly reduced but the alternatives were processed and dried salty meat products. Moreover, red meat and pork consumption also went on a rise. While fish consumption initially increased during the earlier part of the decade, this diet went on a decline by 2013.

Although vegetables and fruits remained as staple food items, there was less appetite for local produce like cabbages, pepper and apples.

In light of the considerable increase in meat consumption, intakes of alcohol, particularly beer, increased just as significantly.

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