What's driving the worldwide obesity epidemic?

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The prevalence of overweight and obesity is increasing globally and has reached epidemic proportions. Since 1975, global age-standardized mean BMI increased by about 0.6 kg/m2 per decade in adults and by about 0.36 kg/m2 per decade in children aged 5-19 years [1,2]. Excess weight is an important risk factor for many chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and certain types of cancer [3]. Likewise, overweight and obesity are associated with significantly higher all-cause mortality, particularly at higher BMI levels [4].
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(Natural News) Obesity is a metabolic disease that is now considered to be an epidemic. In the United States, obesity is a major contributor to some of the leading causes of death among Americans, which include heart disease, diabetes and some types of cancer. The main defining feature of obesity is the excessive accumulation and...
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With the improvement of living conditions and the popularity of unhealthy eating and living habits, obesity is becoming a global epidemic. Obesity is now recognized as a disease that not only increases the risk of metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes (T2D), non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), cardiovascular disease (CVD), and cancer but also negatively affects longevity and the quality of life. The traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) are highly enriched in bioactive compounds and have been used for the treatment of obesity and obesity-related metabolic diseases over a long period of time. In this review, we s...
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Obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater, is a rapidly growing worldwide epidemic that is recognized as a major public health concern. The number of persons with obesity has nearly doubled since the 1980s, and today approximately 39% of the world's adult population are overweight (BMI 25-30) and more than 13% are obese (BMI>30) [1]. Moreover, obesity is characterized by chronic inflammation which is implicated in the development of type 2 diabetes (T2D), cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, liver and kidney disease, arthritis and depression [2, 3].
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