The epidemiology of obesity.

  title={The epidemiology of obesity.},
  author={Dang Nguyen and Hashem B. El-Serag},
  journal={Gastroenterology clinics of North America},
  volume={39 1},
Obesity has received considerable attention as a major health hazard because of the increase in the prevalence of obesity not only in the United States but also in several other countries worldwide. Obesity is caused by an interaction of environmental factors, genetic predisposition, and human behavior, and is associated with an increased risk of numerous chronic diseases, from diabetes and cancers to many digestive diseases. The obesity epidemic exerts a heavy toll on the economy with its… CONTINUE READING

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