Obesity study uncovers curious oddities

Obesity and overweight rates are rising worldwide
Obesity and overweight rates are rising worldwide

A new study into overweight and obesity trends suggests that about one in five people in the country is obese, with women comfortably outnumbering men in the trend, Mmegi has learnt.

The study, conducted by eight researchers, involved 1,178 participants aged over 15 years from across the country’s towns, cities and villages.  The study defined obesity as a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher, while overweight was defined as a BMI of between 25 and 29.9.

BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.

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