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SFP Vol38(1).Unit4

Tan Hong Chang
Sonali Ganguly
Tham Kwang Wei
The Singapore Family Physician Vol 38 No 1 - Obesity Prevention & Management
23 - 27
1 January 2012
The prevalence of obesity is increasing. It is associated with conditions such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, dyslipidaemia and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and together with its co-morbidities, obesity has become a fast-growing public health concern and health burden. However, weight loss has been shown to reduce the development and improve these conditions. This paper looks at the epidemiology, obesity-related co-morbidities, in particular pre-diabetes, and the various strategies that can be implemented to prevent and treat this looming problem.