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  • known
  • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (also known as Pickwickian syndrome) is a condition in which severely overweight people fail to breathe rapidly enough or deeply enough, resulting in low blood oxygen levels and high blood carbon dioxide (CO2) levels. (wikipedia.org)
  • Epidemic
  • The obesity epidemic has spread further in the past five years, although at a slower pace than before. (oecd.org)
  • This latest thematic series in Genes and Nutrition features invited topic reviews by leaders in the field, which focus on established and novel major determinants of the Obesity epidemic such as dietary fat, branched chain amino acids and probiotics, and gene X environment interaction, as well as gut microbiota and microRNA. (biomedcentral.com)
  • This video provides information on the obesity epidemic. (merlot.org)
  • treat obesity
  • The good news is there are 3 steps to treat obesity naturally which include starting on a healthy diet, doing weekly exercise and using natural supplements. (draxe.com)
  • The best way to treat obesity is to eat a healthy, reduced-calorie diet and exercise regularly . (www.nhs.uk)
  • tackle
  • It's very important to take steps to tackle obesity because, as well as causing obvious physical changes, it can lead to a number of serious and potentially life-threatening conditions. (www.nhs.uk)
  • This Obesity Update focuses on a selection of those, specifically at communication policies aimed to tackle obesity, in particular by improving nutrient information displayed on food labels, using social and new media to sensitise the population, or by regulating the marketing of food products. (oecd.org)
  • However, comprehensive policy packages, including not only communication but also broader regulatory and fiscal policies, are needed to tackle obesity effectively. (oecd.org)
  • health
  • For children and adolescents, Australian standard definitions for measuring overweight and obesity at the population level were endorsed in December 2002 for inclusion in the 12th edition of the National Health Data Dictionary. (health.gov.au)
  • For example they are regularly used to make the case for tackling obesity in presentations to health and wellbeing boards, other committees and to elected members as well as in regional and national conference and workshop presentations. (slideshare.net)
  • Obesity prevalence continues to rise, with prevalence for both men and women at its highest recorded level in the Health Survey for England. (slideshare.net)
  • Generally, men with a waist circumference of 94cm (37in) or more and women with a waist circumference of 80cm (about 31.5in) or more are more likely to develop obesity-related health problems. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Obesity can cause a number of further problems, including difficulties with daily activities and serious health conditions. (www.nhs.uk)
  • In order to fight obesity, a U.K. health agency wants calorie caps on everything. (reason.com)
  • medications
  • Central obesity can be a feature of lipodystrophies , a group of diseases that is either inherited , or due to secondary causes (often protease inhibitors , a group of medications against AIDS ). (wikipedia.org)
  • increasingly
  • Obesity is an increasingly common problem because for many people modern living involves eating excessive amounts of cheap, high-calorie food and spending a lot of time sitting down, at desks, on sofas or in cars. (www.nhs.uk)
  • children
  • Obesity was more prevalent among youth aged 6 to 11 years old (18.4 percent) and adolescents aged 12 to 19 years old (20.6 percent) compared to children aged 2 to 5 years old. (draxe.com)
  • A newly published and extensive study in the International Journal of Obesity found that children who regularly. (inhabitat.com)
  • data
  • These PowerPoint slides present key data and information on adult obesity in clear, easy to understand charts and graphics. (slideshare.net)
  • body
  • Obesity is a condition in which a person has an unhealthy amount and/or distribution of body fat. (cancer.gov)
  • BMI provides a more accurate measure of obesity than weight alone, and for most people it is a fairly good (although indirect) indicator of body fatness. (cancer.gov)
  • Having too much body fat leads to obesity. (familydoctor.org)
  • calories
  • Obesity is generally caused by consuming more calories, particularly those in fatty and sugary foods, than you burn off through physical activity. (www.nhs.uk)
  • depression
  • Obesity can also affect your quality of life and lead to psychological problems, such as depression and low self-esteem. (www.nhs.uk)