Obesity overview

Overview of obesity. Get More Information?

What is obesity?

what is obesity? What are the effects of obesity? What causes obesity?


According to the national data in 2014, 35% of adult men and 40.4% of adult women are obese, this means that their body mass index is greater than or equals to 30. In the report, more than 70% of Americans from age 20 and above are either overweight or obese.

Obesity leads to an increased risk for dying of all causes like suffering cardiovascular disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, stroke, osteoarthritis, depression, anxiety, and so on.

Obesity is on the increase because of the modern food era which is filled with hyperpalatable, additive-laced, flavour-enhanced, and affordable foods which are rich in sugar, unhealthy fats, and salt.

Source: Harvard