Obesity in the McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine


“The World Health Organization (WHO) defines obesity as the accumulation of excessive and/or abnormal adipose tissue that impairs health. From 1975 to 2014 global rates of obesity increased from 3.2% to 10.8% in men and from 6.4% to 14.9% in women. It is estimated that 18% of men and 21% of women worldwide will be obese by 2025.”

To learn more about this serious health concern, go to our new chapters written by renowned experts in the field from McMaster University and beautifully illustrated by Dr Shannon Zhang:

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