After smoking, eating unhealthily and being inactive are the two most common preventable causes of chronic disease.

Being overweight or obese can cause serious health problems.
As the number of people who are overweight increases, so too are the number of people living with the serious chronic illnesses that can be caused by being overweight. These include (but are not limited to): 
 

  • cardio-vascular (heart and blood) disease

  • some cancers

  • type 2 diabetes

  • infertility

  • asthma

  • fatty liver

  • gallstones

  • high blood pressure.

Children and adults who are above a healthy weight are much more likely to develop chronic diseases. The psychological, physical, and economic burden of rising levels of chronic disease is now one of the major challenge facing western societies.

MEND can help you and your family reach or maintain a healthier weight.

NSW Health

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