Understanding why the incidence of excessive weight gain is rising.
What is it about?
This article, the first in a series, discusses the differences between people who are overweight, obese or bariatric and explores the ways obesity impacts on a person's health.
Why is it important?
The impact of this on a person's health and, in particular, the management of over-sized patients affects service delivery within hospitals, clinics and a person's own home. Obesity is a risk factor for several diseases that are major causes of morbidity and mortality.
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