Chapter 9 – Obesity, Chronic disease, Weight and Stress management

The number of overweight and obese people in the world has now surpassed the number that is starving. As BMIs increase over 25, the risks increase for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, endometrial cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, stroke, osteoarthritis, liver disease, gallbladder disorders, and hormonal disorders. Strategies important in developing a lifestyle that prevents chronic disease include the principles of weight management, stress management, and meeting activity guidelines. Being underweight is linked to nutritional deficiencies that cause iron-deficiency anemia and delayed wound healing, and hormonal abnormalities and continues to be an issue even in developed nations.