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by Adebiyi
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Obesity
Topic: Obesity a growing problem in South Africa
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Obesity a growing problem in South Africa

In South Africa, excess body weight is a massive problem, but not only in adults – 13% of children are overweight or obese - more than double the global average of 5%. “Excess body weight is a huge problem globally, and especially in South Africa According to the latest South African Demographic and...
by Adebiyi
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Obesity
Topic: How BMI is measured
Replies: 0
Views: 511

How BMI is measured

There are other ways to determine obesity. Skinfold thickness, the size of your waist, and special ultrasounds are also used. Skinfold thickness: Skinfolds are measured in different parts of the body with a pincher to determine how much fat is under the skin. The measurement is then calculated to d...
by Adebiyi
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Obesity
Topic: What is Obesity?
Replies: 0
Views: 528

What is Obesity?

Overweight means that a person weighs more than they should for a given height. Obesity is a condition where a person is so overweight that it is unhealthy. People who are overweight or obese are more likely to get certain diseases and have other health problems. Body Mass Index (BMI) relates to th...
by Adebiyi
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Gastric Bypass
Topic: Gastric Bypass Surgery Nairobi Kenya
Replies: 1
Views: 636

Gastric Bypass Surgery Nairobi Kenya

Kenyan woman undergoes Gastric Bypass Surgery in India at Just $5000 to tackle weight gain. She loose 50kg in Just 6 Months. Based on the World Health Organisation, obesity is the fifth leading risk of global deaths, with 2.8 million adults dying each year from weight-related conditions. In addition...