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What is Obesity ?
Obesity and overweight have in the last decade become a global problem - according to the World Health Organization (WHO) back in 2005 approximately 1.6 billion adults over the of age 15+ were overweight, at least 400 million adults were obese and at least 20 million children under the age of 5 years were overweight. Experts believe if the current trends continue by 2015 approximately 2.3 billion adults will be overweight and more than 700 million will be obese.
Treatments for obesity (source: The Mayo Clinic) Obesity treatments have two objectives: To achieve a healthy weight. To maintain that healthy weight. People who are obese are often discouraged because they think they have to lose a lot of weight before any benefits are experienced.