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Overweight and obesity among adults

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Abstract:

The rise in overweight and obesity is a major public health concern. Obesity is a known risk factor for numerous health problems, including hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory problems (asthma), musculoskeletal diseases (arthritis) and some forms of cancer. Mortality risk also increases sharply once the overweight threshold is crossed (Sassi, 2010).

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2011-11-01

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