Obesity is preventable and treatable.
According to World Health Organization (WHO), worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. Almost 2 billion people are overweight. Unfortunately, over 340 million children and adolescents were overweight or obese in 2016.
WHO coined the term “globesity” for the obesity epidemic. “At the other end of the malnutrition scale, obesity is one of today’s most blatantly visible — yet most neglected — public health problems. Paradoxically coexisting with undernutrition, an escalating global epidemic of overweight and obesity is taking over many parts of the world. If immediate action is not taken, millions will suffer from an array of serious health disorders.”
As documented in the body of knowledge, such as in this paper, “increase in the prevalence of obesity has become a worldwide major health problem in adults, as well as among children and adolescents”.
As World Health Organization and many scientific papers point out, obesity is preventable and treatable. This post provides a high-level view of key factors in prevention and treatment plans based on my research and experience. As obesity relates to many topics and disciplines, it is impossible to cover details in a single post. I plan a subsequent post to highlight the importance of obesity in physical and mental health.
In the meantime, as obesity is related to metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance, I link to several articles to not repeat them. So here are the links for those who want to explore these critical factors.
Here are the three tips, including descriptive subcategories under each heading in summary.
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