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Epidemiology of Obesity and Associated Comorbidities.

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Summary of "Epidemiology of Obesity and Associated Comorbidities."

Obesity currently affects 78.6 million people (33%) in the United States and is expected to increase to over 50% of the population by 2030. This epidemic is fueled by the growing rate of obesity in adolescents. The new science of obesity indicates that there is a tipping point at which genetic resetting occurs and it is reached when adipose tissue dysfunction occurs. It is becoming clear that obesity is less an ongoing personal choice than a fact of biology. With this review, we aim to describe the epidemiology of obesity and the associated comorbidities.

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Name: Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A
ISSN: 1557-9034
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