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The rising prevalence of obesity: part A: impact on public health

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Maliha Agha,

Department of Primary Care and Public Health, King’s College London, GB
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BSc(Hons), MSc, MPH

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Riaz Agha

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7EH, London, GB
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MBBS, MSc, Oxf, MRCSEng, FRSPHb

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Abstract

Excessive fat accumulation in the body may impair health leading to a significant long-term health consequences including the development of diabetes, coronary heart disease, and osteoarthritis as well as increasing the risk of developing certain cancers and influencing their outcomes. England has some of the worst figures and trends in obesity compared with the rest of the Europe. In the majority of European countries the trend has increased from 10% to 40% in the last 10 years, whereas in England prevalence has more than doubled. This article outlines the public health impact of rising obesity levels.

How to Cite: Agha M, Agha R. The rising prevalence of obesity: part A: impact on public health. International Journal of Surgery: Oncology. 2017;2(7):e17. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1097/IJ9.0000000000000017
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Published on 22 Jun 2017.
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