Psychiatry and Obesity

Obesity has emerged as a serious threat to public health throughout the developed world. The World Organization defines overweight as a body mass index of 25.0 to 29.9 kg/m2 and fat as a BMI of 30.0 kg/m2 or greater. Nearly two-thirds of American citizens are overweight or obese consistent with these criteria. Numerous health problems, such as, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and cancer, are associated with obesity. Overweight and obese persons are more possible than their normal-weight peers to possess a variety of psychiatrical.

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