t’s a problem in every culture. Obesity is one of today’s most visible – yet most neglected – public health problems in the world.
Obesity is a serious condition, one with profound social and psychological aspects, that affects almost all ages and socioeconomic groups. It overwhelms both thriving and developing countries. As of the year 2000, the number of obese adults has increased to over 300 million. In developing countries it is estimated that over 115 million people suffer from obesity-related health conditions. The latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index shows that 63.1% of adults in the U.S. were either overweight or obese in 2009. In the United States obesity is estimated to cause an excess 111,909 to 365,000 deaths per year.
Nutrition Topic (Obesity) - why isn’t more being done to combat this condition?
The first lady Michelle Obama decided to do something about this epidemic. She has formed a campaign “Let’s move America” and has teamed up with everybody’s favourite songstress Beyonce Knowles to bring awareness to Obesity.
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