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Overweight is having more body fat than is optimally healthy. Being overweight is a common condition, especially where food supplies are plentiful and lifestyles are sedentary. , the BMI is an accurate reflection of fat percentage in the majority of the adult population. overweight and obesity are leading risks for global deaths. Around 3.4 million adults die each year as a result of being overweight or overweight . In addition, 44% of the diabetes burden, 23% of the ischaemic heart disease burden and between 7% and 41% of certain cancer burdens are attributable to overweight and obesity.
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Scope and Importance:
The fundamental cause of obesity and overweight is an energy imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended. Changes in dietary and physical activity patterns are often the result of environmental and societal changes associated with development and lack of supportive policies in sectors such as health, agriculture, transport, urban planning, environment, food processing, distribution, marketing and education. The main causes underlying this condition especially in urban settings are Alcoholism, eating disorders, hormonal imbalances, improper sleep patterns, sedentary life style, poor nutrition, stress, psychopathic drugs, metabolic disorders and genetic predispositions.
Consequences of being overweight include cardiovascular diseases, musculoskeletal diseases and also cancers. The two most usual treatments include diet and exercise. Weight loss medicines and surgery are other methods which are increasing nowadays. Eating a healthy diet and being physically active as much as possible is the major preventive measure for avoiding overweight and its consequences. Gene therapies like replacement therapies are still under development; nevertheless the increasing population towards this disease especially in urban settings has also increased the scope of treatment across the globe.
In 2013, 42 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese. Once considered a high-income country problem, overweight and obesity are now on the rise in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings. In developing countries with emerging economies (classified by the World Bank as lower- and middle-income countries) the rate of increase of childhood overweight and obesity has been more than 30% higher than that of developed countries.
List of Best International Conferences:
1. Euro Healthcare fitness summit
September 1-3, 2015 in Valencia, Spain
December 7-9, 2015, Atlanta, USA
October 26-28, 2015, Chicago, USA.
4. Obesity conference
August 08-10, 2016, Toronto , Canada
December 1-3, 2014, San Francisco, USA.
May 12-14, 2016, Chicago, USA
7. Conference on obesity
May 25-26, 2015 in London, UK
8. Conference on Pregnancy and Obesity
9 September, 2015 at London, UK
9. Obesity treatment and prevention conference
July 23-25 , 2015 at Baltimore, USA
10. European Obesity summit,
1-4 June, 2016 at Gothenberg, Sweden
11. European Congress on Obesity
May 17-20, 2017 at Porto, Portugal
Relevant Society and Associations
1. American Heart Association
2. European Association for the study of Obesity
3. Association for the study of obesity
4. Association of overweight and obesity with mental distress
2. Accredo Therapeutics
3. Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc
4. Bayer HealthCare
5. CRITICAL CARE
6. Cané Medical Technology
7. CVS Caremark
9. Fairview Specialty Pharmacy
10. Gilead Sciences
13. Henry Schein
14. Snap Diagnostics
16. Nicos Group Inc.
17. Bausch & Lomb Instruments
19. Miami Medical
Image Stream Medical
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