27 November 2019
According to data from the World Health Organisation (WHO), obesity has reached epidemic proportions worldwide, and every year at least 2.8 million people die due to being obese or overweight. In Spain, it is estimated that 39.3% of adults are overweight and 21.6% are obese, meaning that more than half the population has a weight above what is recommended. These are risk factors for many chronic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, or cancer.
Obesity explained in first person
Obesity is the result of an energy intake–consumption imbalance; that is, individuals consume more calories than they burn. However, obesity is much more complicated than this simple equation and multiple factors play a part in its appearance.
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