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Defined as :

A disorder involving excessive body fat that increases the risk of health problems

Facts :

  • There's a huge difference between being overweight and being obese
  • Obesity occurs when eating much more calories than you use
  • Being obese increases risk of diabetes, heart disease, strokes, arthritis, and some cancers


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Resolution :

More encouragement for more healthy life choices .

If It's Too Late :

Doctors recommend bariatric surgery or weight-loss drugs


Growth :

Once considered a problem only in high income countries, overweight and obesity are now dramatically on the rise in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings.