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20 things to know about obesity

Espresso Logo By Philippe Michaud of Espresso | Slide 1 of 21: <p>There have never been so many obese people on the planet as there are now. Over an estimated 600 million people are obese, <a href="http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs311/en/">according to the World Health Organization</a>. The knee-jerk reaction is to blame fast food and a sedentary lifestyle. But what are the true causes of <strong>obesity</strong>? How is obesity defined? Which <strong>countries </strong>have the highest rates of obesity? What are the <strong>health risks</strong>? Read on to find out!</p><p>MSN also suggests: <a href="http://www.msn.com/en-ph/health/fitness/40-scientifically-proven-ways-to-lose-weight/ss-BBuyNpN">40 Scientifically Proven Ways to Lose Weight</a></p>

There have never been so many obese people on the planet as there are now. Over an estimated 600 million people are obese, according to the World Health Organization. The knee-jerk reaction is to blame fast food and a sedentary lifestyle. But what are the true causes of obesity? How is obesity defined? Which countries have the highest rates of obesity? What are the health risks? Read on to find out!MSN also suggests: 40 Scientifically Proven Ways to Lose Weight
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