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Obesity is a known risk factor for hypertension, diabetes, asthma, arthritis and some cancers
Monday, March 26, 2012 2:00 pm Email this article
"The rise in overweight and obesity is a major public health concern," notes a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which has been around for 50 years.
"Obesity is a known risk factor for numerous health problems, including hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory problems (asthma), musculoskeletal diseases (arthritis) and some forms of cancer.
"Mortality risk also increases sharply once the overweight threshold is crossed (Sassi, 2010)."
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