Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Obesity Vs Your Health

The Right Approach - Weight Management is a National Issue

Obesity Vs Health
Obesity is posiing a growing threat to the health of Singaporeans. 3 in 10 adult Singaporean are now rated obese under the guidelines issued by World Health Organization (WHO). 

The global overweight (BMI>25) and obese (BMI>30) are estimated to be more than 1.1 billion, with more than 300 million (1/3) are clinically obese (with chronic disease and disability due to obesity.)

Close to half of the Singaporean adults are now overweight or obese under the BMI guideline, 35% of them are at risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke.

Source: World Health Organization (WHO)


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