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Obesity

Overview of human health, particularly in the UK, and general pointers how to reverse the tide of adult obesity.

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Obesity

  1. 1. OBESITY By Michael Freeman November 2011
  2. 2. Obesity n. the condition of being very fat.
  3. 3. Obesity can be measured by calculating a persons Body Mass Index (BMI).
  4. 4. Mass (kg) Height (m) ² BMI =
  5. 5. Less than 18.5 BMI Underweight Over 40 BMI Morbidly obese Normal Range 18.5 to 25 BMI Obese 30 to 39 BMI
  6. 6. Underweight Obesity related co-morbidities: Low risk (but higher risk of other clinical problems increased)
  7. 7. Normal Range Obesity related co-morbidities: Average risk
  8. 8. Overweight Obesity related co-morbidities: Increased risk
  9. 9. Obese Obesity related co-morbidities: Medium to High risk
  10. 10. Morbidly Obese Obesity related co-morbidities: Very high risk
  11. 12. 1 in 4 adults are obese.
  12. 13. 60% of adults are overweight or obese.
  13. 14. 1 in 10 children are obese.
  14. 16. Source: OECD http://www.ecosante.org/index2.php?base=OCDE&langs=ENG&langh=ENG *Self reported data (prevalence rates for the other countries are based on measured data)
  15. 17. We are what we eat.
  16. 22. What are the ‘ s associated with obesity?
  17. 23. This is a close up image of cancer cells. Did you know…
  18. 24. … that around 10% of all cancer deaths a year are related to obesity.
  19. 25. And did you know that…
  20. 26. Through high blood cholesterol levels
  21. 27. And diabetes
  22. 28. Caused by obesity
  23. 29. You are 3 times more likely to have a heart attack.
  24. 30. “ Obesity is a leading cause of serious diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer.” Professor Dame Sally Davies, England’s Chief Medical Officer
  25. 31. Getting to a normal weight range. 18.5 – 25 BMI
  26. 32. How to tackle the issue.
  27. 33. “ Increasing physical activity is a part of the equation, but reducing the amount of calories we consume is key.” Professor Dame Sally Davies, England’s Chief Medical Officer
  28. 35. Do more exercise
  29. 36. Live longer and healthier.
  30. 37. Source Material List Department of Health Media Centre Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition National Health Service, UK All images have been taken from Google searches.

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