Obesity and Chronic Diseases

Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. Body mass index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. Obesity affects your health. It causes some conditions such as High blood pressure, Heart disease and stroke, Type 2 diabetes, High cholesterol, Joint problems caused by extra weight, Trouble breathing, and Gallstones.Obesity linked with the chronic conditions may increase the risk of 20% of chronic diseases.

  • Track 1-1 Childhood obesity
  • Track 2-2 Genetic link of obesity
  • Track 3-3 Consequences of obesity on cancer

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