There is a fast
emerging “silent killer” in town. It joins the ranks of malnutrition, malaria,
hypertension, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, etc. It is obesity!
It has been defined as a condition of abnormal or excessive fat accumulation
in adipose tissue, to the extent that health may be impaired.
It is a lifestyle
disease characterized by excessive fat accumulation in the tissues. We are
eating our way to the grave as obesity and its attendant public health impact
stare at us on the face not sparing the developed or developing countries. This
does not come as a surprise. Globally, the epidemic is growing. It is a
substantial public-health crisis in the developed world, but the prevalence is
increasing rapidly in numerous developing nations worldwide
estimates suggest that as many as 250 million people are obese and about two to
three times this number are overweight
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