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  • Obesity
  • Obesity is the state of being grossly overweight. This has a drastic effect on a persons health and can lead to a multitude of health problems. 
  • What is obesity?
  • Some obese people  have a negative socio-economic status. This could be due to discrimination of their size, complication of their transport, low self-esteem and many other factors. Obesity can be treatable by limiting your calorific intake and doing more exercise which takes a lot of time. There are also other surgical options such as a gastric band which will certainly be costly.
  •  People become obese by excessively eating foods which are high in sugar, fats and salts paired with lack of exercise . You can also become obese from a gene which 1 in 6 people in NZ possess, the obesity gene.
  • How do people become obese?
  • Obesity is a huge issue because of its detrimental affects to your physical and sometimes mental health. In fact in 1997 3000 deaths occurred because of obesity related causes. Obesity is related to cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol build up which can cause heart problems and many other diseases that  can occur around or within your main organs.
  • Why is this an issue?
  • To those who it affects maybe, but not on a larger scale. For example, in New Zealand it is still quite a big issue but it doesn't have as fatal effects as issues such as suicide. This may not be the biggest issue but it has major impact on New Zealand economically, environmentally and personally. In fact these three words are all interlinked in a way which could show a negative socio-economic position for obese people. 
  • Is this NZ's biggest issue?
  • What are the social affects of obesity?
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