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Why Is Obesity Becoming an Epidemic?

 

Obesity is a complex health problem that affects individuals and the society. Several studies have shown that it is linked to many medical problems, such as coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

The obesity epidemic has been steadily rising in the United States for decades. More than 20 percent of adults are obese and nearly half of children and adolescents are overweight. It is taking a toll on the health of everyone in the U.S. and around the world.

Despite the significant public health efforts to control obesity, the prevalence of obese adults and children is increasing in most of the U.S., and the epidemic has been spreading to other countries as well.

Children and teenagers aged two to 19 years old are the youngest group to suffer from obesity. In the last two decades, the number of obese kids has increased dramatically. Currently, one in three kids are obese.

Obesity is caused by eating too much. When we eat a lot of food, we store the energy as fat.

Many people aren’t active enough. They don’t work out or take part in any other physical activities. Lack of physical activity is a key factor in weight gain.

A recent report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Europe says that there is no European country that is on track to halt the growth of the obesity epidemic by 2020. This means that a radical policy change must be implemented.

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