Obesity is a lifestyle disease that is threatening the health of teenagers. Obesity refers to increased body weight in relation to height. Body mass index (BMI) is a standard indicator of obesity. Obesity puts teenagers at a higher risk of chronic diseases. It is related to diabetes and heart disease. With regard to the psychological consequences, obesity is known to lead to negative body image, low self-esteem and even behavioural problems. It even puts them at an increased risk of developing an eating disorder.
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