The obesity epidemic and its impact on hypertension.

  title={The obesity epidemic and its impact on hypertension.},
  author={Thang Nhut Nguyen and David C. W. Lau},
  journal={The Canadian journal of cardiology},
  volume={28 3},
Global obesity rates have increased steadily in both developed and emerging countries over the past several decades with little signs of slowing down. Over 1.5 billion people worldwide are overweight or obese and over 40 million children under the age of 5 are overweight. Obesity is associated with increased morbidity, disability, and premature mortality from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancers, and musculoskeletal disorders. The personal and societal health and economic burden of this… CONTINUE READING
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