Friday, June 6, 2008

do you know obesity is one of the fastest growing epidemics?

The prevalence of obesity is increasing rapidly in all age groups and is one of the fastest growing epidemics, now affecting 10-40% of the adult population.
Obesity increases the risk of serious co-morbidities such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, certain cancers and reduced life expectancy, and these complications may account for 5-10% of all health .
The risk of diabetes is particularly increased by obesity, and 80-95% of the increase in diabetes can be attributed to obesity and overweight with abdominal fat distribution.

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