Obesity explained
Obesity and the obesity epidemic are widely misunderstood. This section tries to make obesity easier to understand.

Causes of obesity
People become above a healthy weight (overweight and obese) for a variety of reasons.

Associated health problems
Being overweight or obese can seriously damage your health.

Childhood obesity
Why being above a healthy weight during childhood can lead to serious problems later in life.

Childhood obesity myth buster
There are many commonly held myths around childhood obesity. This audio-visual resource attempts to debunk just a few of them.

Facts and figures
A few facts and figures that show why the rise in the number of people who are overweight or obese is an epidemic.

Further information and reading
Bow Group paper: Obesity Epidemic – Paranoia or Evidence Based?

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