We know the prevalence of obesity is rising and there is an increased risk of diabetes, disease, hypertension, stroke etc.
According to the national statistics, even in 2019, 64 per cent of adults in England were overweight, with 28 percent being obese and 3 per cent morbidly obese. In pandemic the figures have become worse.
Obesity is a significant health risk and is associated with increased risk of diseases including diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
It has also been reported that there has been a significant increase in obesity in the most deprived communities in England in recent years, leading to a widening gap between the most and least deprived areas. The obesity prevalence gap between women from the most and least deprived areas is currently 17 percentage points and for men it is 8 percentage points, up from 11 percentage points for women and 2 percentage points for men in 2014.
Childhood obesity has followed a similar pattern. For children in year six there was a 13-percentage-point gap in obesity rates between the most and least deprived children in 2019, up by 5 percentage points since 2006.
The causes of obesity are many and varied. The most important risk factor is an unhealthy diet and physical inactivity also plays a large role.
Tackling obesity needs a change in mindset and a holistic approach otherwise in front of our eyes this will cause a significant threat to the survival of human being.
There is a need for a unique united approach bringing multiple disciplines that can help weight loss and this included allopathic medicine, yoga, ayurvedic medicine, a variety of dietary approaches including keto diet, intermittent fasting etc as well as a brisk walk and other techniques of weight loss so that people can choose what suits them.
We have brought together many of these together in a public engagement and educational seminar on 25th September 2021. Please watch and share to help to tackle this national and international problem.