Obesity, or the accumulation of excessive fat in the body that could be detrimental to health, has become a health crisis and a global epidemic. It is defined as a condition wherein a person’s body mass index (BMI) is above 30.
Obesity has been linked to various diseases like diabetes, heart failure, high blood pressure and even early death. That’s why Schneider Medical Group Primary Care in Raleigh wants to raise global awareness about this silent disease.
In the U.S., the obesity rate has climbed in three decades to 39.8% or 93.3 million in adults and 18.5% or 13.7 million in children, as per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The cost of obesity does not just impact health services or human capital loss, but also in the way governments around the world could manage finite resources.
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