Obesity and sustainability—in transition

Global obesity pandemic, conceptual composite image. The background is a coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of fat cells (adipocytes, yellow) surrounded by fine strands of supportive connective tissue. Adipose tissue forms an insulating layer under the skin, storing energy in the form of fat, which is obtained from food. Magnification: x400 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

The prevalence of overweight and obesity continues to increase worldwide, including in low-income and middle-income countries—increasing the risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and cancers.

Source: www.thelancet.com

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