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Interventions in Obesity & Diabetes

Management of Excess Weight and Obesity: A Global Perspective

  • Open or CloseGundu HR Rao*

    Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Director, University of Minnesota, USA

    *Corresponding author: Gundu HR Rao, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Director, Thrombosis Research, Lillehei Heart Institute, University of Minnesota, USA

Submission: June 27, 2018; Published: July 19, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/IOD.2018.01.000523

ISSN : 2578-0263
Volume1 Issue5

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Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), especially, hypertension, excess weight, obesity, metabolic syndrome, type-2 diabetes, and vascular diseases, have increased rapidly in the last two decades and have reached an epidemic status worldwide. Some experts have compared this increase in the incidence of these diseases as “tsunamis”. Tsunamis’ are seasonal and unpredictable whereas, these diseases are predictable and not seasonal. So, what are we going to do about this situation? Are we going to sit and wait for some miracle to happen? What are the member nations of the United Nations, World Health Organization, NCD Task Force going to do about this, besides writing and publishing scary reports of future economic and healthcare disasters? In this overview, we would like to discuss briefly the salient findings on this topic, initiate a healthy dialogue, request suggestions, positive comments, and offer few suggestions.

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