Obesity is one of the most common and yet most neglected health problems in the world. A study published in the "Lancet", ranked India as the 3rd most obese country in the world. According to the WHO, globally, 1 in 6 adults are obese and every year 2.8 million die from the effects of obesity. Obesity is strongly linked with a multiple health conditions like diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol that further lead to an increased risk in heart disease and stroke apart from many other health problems. Treating obesity can not only help reverse a majority of these health issues but also improve the quality of life. On this episode of Doctors On Call, let us understand how treating obesity can be beneficial for us.
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