Obesity and Malnutrition: Two Aspects of One Crisis

Obesity is the medical condition in which the person is having excess body fat or considered as overweight. Approximately 30% of the population is believed to be overweight or obese. It is one of the major global issues faced in today’s world. With the strenuous daily schedule, people nowadays prefer fast food for themselves and their family. Fast food products have replaced home-made food at a massive rate. It tends to save the time which is required to cook the food. Moreover, the younger generation prefers junk food due to their appealing taste. Junk Food is the food items consisting of a high amount of calories, fat and carbohydrate and lower levels of protein, fiber, vitamin and minerals thus it contains high calories with low nutritious values which causes serious health problems.
Some of the major health issues faced due to the consumption of junk food are diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular problems which may further lead to chronic health problems. According to a study, 4 out of 5 people are suffering from Diabetes.

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Examining the other side of the story portrays a totally different scene. Malnutrition is one of the other major global issues faced by us. This crisis is majorly faced by many of the developing countries in Africa and Asia. Malnutrition is caused when a person’s diet lacks the proper amount of nutrition for the healthy functioning of the body metabolism.

Some of the common diseases caused by malnutrition are scurvy, kwashiorkor, rickets, anemia, xeropthalmia, and marasmus.

Both the issues: Malnutrition and Obesity can have a drastic impact on the nation’s comprehensive health and productivity. Unfortunately, more than half of the world is suffering from these major global food security crises.

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