Obesity facts and figures
According to some researches, 1/3 of all the adults in the world are overweight and one out of every ten is obese. Just in the United Kingdom, 24.2% of all adults are obese and 66.9% are overweight. Studies claim that more than 400,000 people in Europe die because of some weight problem each year. People who suffer from obesity and extra pounds have a greater chance of succumbing to death because of diabetes, kidney or liver disease. These people have 40% more chance of ending up dead because of some vascular disorder and 20% more chance because of a respiratory disorder. Obese people have a 10% more chance of death caused by some type of cancer. People need to know that they should not lose hope because there is a way to prevent all that from happening. The first step towards the cure is to find out what obesity actually is.
In such a situation a person should immediately start consuming a healthy diet and exercise regularly in order to get rid of the unnecessary weight. A person should include more fruits and vegetables, nuts and grains into the diet. He or she should also exclude fat-calorie consumption and sugars. Once he or she has reached the ideal weight, a person should try to keep it. However, there are people who cannot lose weight that simple and are in need of certain medical aid. Swimming or jogging for half an hour are excellent exercises in these situations.
Medicines available for the treatment of obesity