13 Xenical Slide Kit August 1998 Section 1 13 Slide 13: Consequences of obesity The slide illustrates the most common co-morbidities and risk factors associated with obesity. These range from type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, cancer of the breast and prostate, major cardiovascular disease, stroke and respiratory disease to gallstones and gout. In short, obesity predisposes patients to a variety of diseases and, accordingly, should be considered by the medical profession as a serious, potentially life-threatening condition rather than an affliction brought on by lack of self-control.
“ Obesity cannot be prevented or managed solely by governments (or health professionals). The food industry, international agencies, the media, communities and individuals need to work together so that the environment is less conducive to weight gain”
Private-public partnerships: All on infectious diseases
Global NGOs: No support
Pharmaceutical industry: Major contribution??????????????????????
Who is responsible for policy response to Obesity?
Multiple stakeholder interventions can be effective
Prevention of smoking in public places
Health campaigns to stop smoking
Transport smoking bans
Health warnings on packets
Raising community awareness (Eat less – Walk more):
Since obesity is the major risk factor, not only for diabetes, but also for hypertension and cardiovascular diseases, it is essential to create awareness in the community about obesity, the risk factors involved and the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including intake of fewer calories and more physical activity.
عن صالح بن يحيى بن المقدام : سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول : ( ما ملأ آدمي وعاءً شراً من بطن، حسبك يا ابن آدم لقيمات يقمن صلبك ، فإن كان لا بد ، فثلث طعام ، وثلث شراب ، وثلث نفس . صدق رسول الله