All posts tagged with: obesity

Has obesity become too big of a problem?

Posted March 13, 2014 Avatar TeaL

Member since February 20, 2014
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Obesity is becoming a major problem in the world as of late. 520,000,000 people worldwide are obese and about 1,573,000,000 people are overweight. Most of these people live in countries with good economics overall, such as the USA, China and the UK, which means there is always food available. This is quite the contrast to some countries in Africa, where the children’s bellies sometimes swell from malnourishment. Health issues Obesity is the leading preventable cause of de...


Non-Communicable Diseases: Obesity in Developing Countries

Posted August 17, 2014 Avatar Grace O

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Member since June 26, 2014
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In the late 1900s, health organizations focused on malnutrition, hunger, and the lack of food for people in developing nations. However, there has recently arisen a reverse problem. More 2.1 billion people are overweight. Obesity is a rising problem around the world and is proliferating at alarming speeds in some developing countries. Many of us associate obesity with affluent developed nations, but that is not the case. According to a study published by a UK think tank, the number...