Abstract:Obesity has become one of the major global problems, its emergence has created a lot of headaches griping the whole continent, (Africa) and yet on the rise, there are 120,000 death related to obesity in United States in 2010, according to WHO, Overweight and Obesity related conditions are the second leading of preventable death after tobacco smoking, It is also listed that obese children are more likely to stay obese into adulthood and more likely to die from any non communicable disease before the age of 55 than their thinner counterpart.
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