Original Article from The New England Journal of Medicine — Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity in 195 Countries over 25 Years

The New England Journal of Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What scientists call "Overweight" ch...

What scientists call “Overweight” changes with our knowledge of human health (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If interested in obesity or being overweight, read the original article from the New England Journal of Medicine — ‘Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity in 195 Countries over 25 Years’

Source: Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity in 195 Countries over 25 Years — NEJM

Simply being overweight, not necessarily obese – is killing millions of people around the world, according to the world’s largest study on the health effects of being overweight or obese in 195 countries.

Although this is a formal research study, it is highly readable, especially the discussion part. I would strongly encourage reading the most important parts.

The study refers to the growing pandemic of obesity but what is really alarming is the impact from just being overweight.

The social and economic costs are enormous, so why aren’t governments intervening more effectively?

 

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