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Consumers' Association of Penang

ISBN 978-983-104-191-8
Book size: 140 x 110mm
Pages: 90

  • About the Book

    What risks do you face if you are overweight or obese?

    •  5-93X higher risk of getting DIABETES (90% of those with Type 2 Diabetes are obese or overweight).
    •  25-33% more likely to get colon, prostate, endometrial, esophegal, kidney, and post-menopausal breast CANCERS.
    •  Twice as likely as leaner people to suffer a STROKE.
    •   3-6X higher risk of developing HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.
    •   For obese men, 21% more likely to develop GALLSTONES.
    •   For obese women, 7X more likely to develop GALLSTONES.
    •   Obesity can reduce LIFE EXPECTANCY by up to 9 years.

    Weight management:

    •   What works & what doesn’t
    •   What you can do to help your child
    •   The real causes of obesity
    •   What to eat & how to eat healthily
    •  The health benefits of regular exercise
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