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QUICK FACTS on overweight and obesity

With obesity figures soaring worldwide, including in Ireland, the cost of this disease to the nation’s health, its health service and indeed the economy as a whole, is incalculable. But no one treatment will work on its own. Risk factors for heart disease, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, occur with increased frequency in overweight children and adolescents compared to children with a healthy weight. The more you eat McDonald’s food, then the more addicted you become. 65% of the world’s population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight. Glycation of the smallest arteries leads to their damage making them leaky, and prone to blockage. The new data comes from a United Nations report, which found that 32.8 percent of Mexican citizens are overweight, compared to 31.8 percent of Americans.

Recent publications have estimated that the annual medical burden of obesity and obesity-related diseases in the United States totaled roughly $147 billion in 2008,1 and that projected obesity-related medical expenses will more than double by 2018, topping $344 billion, or about 21% of total healthcare spending.1 Although lifestyle changes aimed at prevention, especially in childhood, are the ultimate solution to the societal problem of obesity and its complications, the scope of illness caused by obesity demands immediate attention and therapeutic intervention in the obese population. Reference: Global Atlas on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control. And importantly, the concept that patients may develop “sick fat”, or adipose tissue disease (adiposopathy), as introduced into the medical literature by Dr. This was 11 percent of all deaths.

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