Obe­sity

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In­creas­ingly widen­ing waist­lines is a dan­ger­ous trend in much of the West­ern world – and New Zealand is no ex­cep­tion. Ac­cord­ing to the New Zealand Health Sur­vey 2017/2018, 32 per­cent of adults were cat­e­gorised as obese – that’s one in three adults – up from 27 per­cent in 2006/2007. Obe­sity, is a ma­jor risk fac­tor for car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease, type 2 di­a­betes, and some mus­cu­loskele­tal con­di­tions and can­cers. Healthy Fam­i­lies NZ is one ini­tia­tive seek­ing to help fam­i­lies make bet­ter choices about their health. healthy­fam­i­lies.govt.nz

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