Obesity is one of the major epidemics in 21st century’s first world. The percentages of obesity have increased over the past few decades at an alarming rate, and even if there are some cultural and economical changes aimed at finghting and finally defeating this epidemic, it doesn’t seem to be going to happen soon. Obesity leads to a large number of health problems, some of which can threaten your life.
Among the most common health complications of obesity, there is an increased risk of coronary disease and type II diabetes. Also, the excess of weight the body carries puts extra stress on our joints and bones, damaging our tissues and causing pain and injury. However, among the large number of health issues linked to obesity, it is our intent to spotlight in this article its strong correlation to another one of our main epidemics that seems to affect up to one third of the population. This mental condition is depression, and is one of the major concerns of psychiatrists and psychologists all around the world.
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