Obesity measurement and management: a review

  • CH Njoku

Abstract

Obesity, which often results from excess intake of calories (through overfeeding) without commensurate energy expenditure (through activities), has long been known to be a public health problem in the developed world. In the developing countries, it is commonly associated with the higher socio economic class, who can afford to overeat and over drink. The lower socio economic class is not entirely left out. It is by far easier to gain weight than to loose weight. Obesity is associated with numerous medical complications. It is therefore of public interest to stimulate interest towards it's prevention since attempts at curing it may be disappointing.

Keywords: obesity, measurement, management

Nigerian Medical Practitioner Vol. 49(6) 2006: 144-147
Published
2006-10-02
Section
Articles

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