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  • How is Obesity Treated?

    Treatment for obesity includes a range of therapies, such as diet and exercise, behavior therapy, weight loss drug therapy and bariatric surgery. In assessing which type or combination of treatment(s) is most suitable, various factors are considered. These factors include, the degree of patient overweight, patient health history, mobility, as well as the ability of

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  • Worldwide Obesity Trends

    The worldwide incidence of obesity is increasing. In fact a new word – “globesity” has now been coined to reflect the escalation of global obesity and overweight. In 1998, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a report entitled “Obesity: Preventing and Managing the Global Epidemic”, which classified obesity as a growing epidemic. According to WHO,

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  • Obesity and Varicose Veins

    Risk of Varicose Veins Blood normally flows along arteries to the feet and returns through veins back up the leg to the heart. Contraction of the leg muscles helps to pump the blood upwards to the heart, even when we are standing, and the veins contain one-way valves that prevent the blood flowing backwards down

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  • UK Obesity Statistics

    Trends in Overweight and Obesity About 46% of men in England and 32% of women are overweight (a body mass index of 25-30 kg/m2), and an additional 17% of men and 21% of women are obese (a body mass index of more than 30 kg/m2 ). Overweight and obesity increase with age. About 28% of

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  • Treatments For Obesity

    Treatments For Obesity How is Obesity Treated? The method of treatment depends on your level of obesity, overall health condition, and motivation to lose weight. Treatment includes a combination of diet, exercise, behavior modification, and also FDA-approved obesity drugs like Meridia and Xenical. In cases of severe clinical obesity, obese patients with co-morbid conditions may

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  • Obesity Statistics

    Latest Obesity Statistics USA Obesity Rates Reach Epidemic Proportions 58 Million Overweight; 40 Million Obese; 3 Million morbidly Obese Eight out of 10 over 25’s Overweight 78% of American’s not meeting basic activity level recommendations 25% completely Sedentary 76% increase in Type II diabetes in adults 30-40 yrs old since 1990 Obesity Related Diseases 80%

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