15th Mar, 2016
- Overweight and obesity are the fifth leading risk for global deaths. At least 2.8 million adults die each year as a result of being overweight or obese.
- Obese individuals (BMI ≥ 30) are 83 percent more likely to develop kidney disease than normal-weight individuals (18.5 < BMI < 25), while overweight individuals (25 < BMI < 30) are 40 percent more likely to develop kidney disease.
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- In a study carried out, about two-thirds of urban, professional, high socio-economic status Nigerian adults are either overweight or obese. Female gender and older age were independent predictors of overweight and obesity; while middle or high socio-economic status were independently associated with obesity.
- People who are overweight are more likely to have high blood pressure, high levels of blood fats, and high LDL (bad cholesterol), which are all risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
- More than 80 percent of people with diabetes are overweight.
- 68.8 percent of individuals diagnosed with arthritis are overweight or obese.
- Obesity increases risk for endometrial (uterine) cancer by 39 percent, esophageal cancer by 37 percent, kidney cancer by 25 percent, colon cancer by 11 percent and post-menopausal cancer by 9 percent.
- Both overweight and obesity at midlife independently increase the risk of dementia, Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia.
Don't miss the write up on obesity coming next !!!!.... #Globesity by Dr Oyelaja.
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