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The World Obesity Federation is an alliance of over 50 national and regional organizations dedicated to research into obesity, and treatment and prevention of the disease.
The prevalence of obesity among male and female aged 18-24 years was taken from a previous study8 as shown below:
For many years, physicians thought that obesity is not a disease.
There are very few studies conducted on medical students regarding their obesity in Saudi Arabia.
The CDC (2014b) reported declines in obesity in low-income preschool children 2 to 5 years of age from 14% in 2004 to 8% in 2012.
Critics blame the failure of public health obesity policies and programs on the latter being framed within an individual behaviour change paradigm or health education model that does not take into account the complexity of obesity.
5% of Americans were suffering from obesity in 2004 and this increased to 35.
Obesity was more prevalent in older women as opposed to younger women.
Although these data suggest that the epidemic of childhood obesity may have begun to recede in Philadelphia, unacceptably high rates of obesity and severe obesity continue to threaten the health and futures of many school children," the study's authors wrote.
Childhood obesity is a major public health problem which is associated with chronic diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases.
According to the CDC's own data for the years 2001 to 2003, excluding older Americans leaves just 585,000 or so deaths a year, of which more than 180,000 are caused by accidents, suicide, homicide, lung cancer, HIV, influenza, pneumonia, and chronic lower respiratory diseases--none of which the CDC blames on obesity.
According to Lawrence Cheskin, director of Johns Hopkins University's Weight Management Center, obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States.
Winning the War Against Childhood Obesity By Susan Okie Washington, DC:Joseph Henry Press, 2005.
Widespread sleep deprivation could partly explain the current epidemics of both obesity and diabetes, emerging data suggest.
The global obesity epidemic is arguably the most serious health issue facing the food industry today.