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Obesity

  • By: Jason Vassy
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Obesity is a medical condition characterized by excess adipose, or fat, tissue sufficient to cause several adverse health effects. With modernization have come increased access to food supplies and decreased necessity for physical activity in daily life. The resulting imbalance ...

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