More reasons to focus on weight issues

IN the 2019 National Health and Morbidity Survey, 50.1% of our adult population were found to be overweight or obese (30.4% overweight and 19.7% obese). This means that out of two adults, one is overweight or obese.

Many have the wrong perception that being overweight or obese is fine as long as they don’t fall sick. But there is strong evidence showing that overweight or obese people are at greater risks for contracting diseases such Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, stroke and certain types of cancers.

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