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OBESITY - GENERAL FACTS

GENERAL FACTS ABOUT OBESITY

  • Obesity is a chronic disease caused by excessive fat accumulation in the body, triggered by genetic base and environmental factors.
  • The existence of obesity is not depending on one single cause. The most frequently causes are eating and drinking disorders, hormonal problems, sedentary lifestyle, psychological problems, genetic predispositions and many other factors.
  • If this persists for a long time, the excess of calories will turn into fatty tissue and cause excessive weight problems.
  • Obesity is treated according to its degree by a surgical or non-surgical approach.


OBESITY IN TURKEY AND THE WORLD

* According to the latest data published by The Ministry of Health of Turkey, 32% of the ihabitants are obese, while 5 to 10 people in 1000 people have severe (morbid) obesity. Obesity is considered the second biggest preventable cause of death after smoking by the World Health Organization (WHO).

* According to scientific research, it has been determined that people who had bariatric surgery had a better quality of life and their life expectancy increased by 12 years on average.

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