Nowadays many people wrongly diagnosed them as obese. So, it’s especially important to assess your nutritional status properly and confirm your obesity level….

Let’s know what obesity is.

Obesity was declared a disease on June 18 in 2013 by the American Medical Association (AMA) (References A22-26). It was reported that obesity is also associated with more than two hundred comorbidities (Reference A27)

An updated and agreed definition or statement about obesity is “Obesity is a complex and chronic disease caused by extra fat accumulation or distribution in the body. Its prevalence rate is high. In addition, it is determined as a risk factor for health”.  So, lifelong care is required for an obese patient. (Reference A5)

Obesity is preventable (Reference A44).

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By Md. Khurshidul Zahid, Ph.D.

Md. Khurshidul Zahid Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Nutrition and Food Science (INFS) of The University of Dhaka (DU) of Bangladesh. He has completed his Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Texas Tech University (TTU), USA. He was a finalist in the Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Competition organized by the American Society of Nutrition (ASN), Experimental Biology (EB) meeting held in Boston in 2015. He was also awarded a gold medal by “Professor Dr. Quazi Salamatullah trust foundation” of INFS, DU in 2005.

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