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      Thomas Carr
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        Hello everyone, this topic will explain some obesity related illnesses as a way of highlighting the importance of having a healthy diet in order to lose weight and meet your correct BMI.

        First of all, Obesity rates in the UK are higher in men. 68% of men are obese or overweight, compared to 60% of women. Moreover, 29% of men and 27% of women are considered obese with these rates all predicted to rise in the coming years Healthexpress

        Moreover, National Obesity Awareness Weeks official webpage have reported that by 2050 as much as 50% of the UK population could be obese, at a cost of £50 billion a year.

        With figures like these highlighting the issue at hand, it is also important to note the problems with your health that can come with obesity. Being overweight has a lot of negative effects on your body. For example, you are more likely to have heart problems, diabetes, muscle and bone problems, and cancer if you are overweight.

        • If you’re overweight, you are twice as likely to have high blood pressure (hypertension). An NHS health survey found that 43% of obese men and 37% of obese women had high blood pressure

        • Being overweight accounts for 80-85% of the risk of type 2 diabetes

        • Excess fat on your body affects your body in several ways. It increases rates of growth hormones, inflammation and oestrogen. All of which can increase your rate of cancer cells developing

        • Obesity can also impact your mental health. One study found that overweight people are at a 70% increased risk of developing mental health disorders

        • The World Health Organisation estimates that at least 2.8 million people die a year globally from being overweight or obese

        Source: Healthexpress

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