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Obesity

There are other conditions such as obesity that people take with less regard despite it being a serious condition. This is where the body has accumulated excessive fats in the body, particularly the waist line, which result to adverse health issues. Causes of obesity include excessive intake of all types of foods, lack of exercises, and in some cases genetics. Among the developed nations, Britain is the most affected country by obesity in Western Europe with 63% of the region's population said to be obese according to reports by Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OCEDC). Obesity can be contained and controlled, it is a lifestyle condition and if the people are provided with information about healthy lifestyles, the obesity cases will significantly reduce and save the country from spending millions of pounds in obesity treatment and control. Obesity is also associated with conditions such as diabetes and by controlling obesity, the diabetes cases will also drop magically. As of 2015, 58% of women and 68% of men were reported to be obese or over weight. This was a 15% increase of obesity rates. Currently, in UK, 24.8% of the adults are obese while a significant 61.7% of the adults are either obese or over weight; this is in accordance to the reports released by health and social care information center. A person is said to be overweight when he/she has a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 29 and obese when BMI surpasses 30. In 1980s, only 6% of men and 8% of women were obese (NHS, 2015).


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