Running Head: OBESITY Quality of Life of Obese people in New Zealand Name of the Student: Name of the University: Author Note:
OBESITY1 Introduction Accumulation of immense fat under the adipose layer, contributing to gain of weight is known as obesity. Upon getting obese, an individual also accumulates certain risk factors which might be life threatening. Obesity of a person is measured based on their Body Mass Index (BMI), which defines the exact weight of an individual based on their height. If the BMI is found to be more than or equal to 25 a person is considered to be obese. Usually, BMI of a person ranging between 25-29 is considered to be overweight, whereas if the calculated BMI is more than 30 the individual is termed as obese. The BMI of an individual is calculated by dividing the weight of an individual by the square of their weight. Previously obesity is considered a prevailing risk factor in developed or high-income countries, but these days it has been evident that there had been a drastic enhancement of obesity in low and moderate-income countries as well (who.int, 2020). Fig: Countries with most recorded Obesity
OBESITY2 Fig: Obesity among OCED countries(archive.stats.govt.nz, 2020). Obesity in New Zealand Obesity had sustained in New Zealand since a long time. Many papers were studied by collecting from different databases including googlescholar, medline, springer, pubmed and government documents. According to a survey in the year of 2013-2014, it was found that New
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