Obesity: the silent pandemic
Keywords:Prevalence , Obesity, Silent pandemic
The overall prevalence of obesity worldwide has approximately tripled between 1975 and 2016. In 2016, 13% of the world’s population aged 18 and above (11% men, 15% women), were found to be obese.
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