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4th of March was world obesity day. Here are the basic things to know about obesity and its effect to health.
- Obesity is a disease and has a root to genetic make-up.
- Modern diet in the developed world have contributed to the development of obesity and related non communicable diseases.
- Diseases connected to obesity, overweight are; blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease,cancer,joint problems, depression, and mortality rates.
- According to WHO, people should aim to have a body mass index (BMI) between 18.5 and 25kg/m^2.