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 Urgent Care of The Palm Beaches wants to raise global awareness about this silent disease.
“From 1999 –2000 through 2017 –2018, US obesity prevalence increased from 30.5% to 42.4%. During the same time, the prevalence of severe obesity increased from 4.7% to 9.2%”, 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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