An article by Nico Pronk, published by MetroDoctors:

“Progress in prevention and treatment of infectious diseases has been partially offset by increased incidence in noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and lifestyle-related cancers. The marked increase in prevalence of obesity over the past five decades has been recognized as a major source of this problem. Obesity and its sequelae incur an enormous personal, social, and economic cost. From a population perspective, obesity contributes to increased illness burden, reduced functional status and productivity, and higher costs of medical care. When applied to the corporate setting, obesity impacts almost all elements of business operations and performance, compromising corporate competitiveness.”

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