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One Health Approach to Preventing Obesity in People and Their Pets

By M. J. Day

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Abstract

One of the most significant healthcare issues facing the human population, and shared by small companion animals (i.e. pet dogs and cats), is the growing problem of obesity. A recent analysis of global human obesity evaluated data from 19.2 million people in 200 countries over a 40-year period. In 1975 an estimated 3.2% of men and 6.4% of women had obesity. By 2014 these statistics had risen to 10.8% of men and 14.9% of women. The increase in overweight and obesity affected all regions of the world, with the exception of some parts of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. If these trends continue, it is suggested that by 2025 more women in the human population will have obesity than be underweight.

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Mason N McLary

HABRI Central

Publication Title Journal of Comparative Pathology
Volume 156
Issue 4
Pages 293-295
Publisher Elsevier
URL https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcpa.2017.03.009
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  1. Health
  2. Nutrition
  3. obesity
  4. open access
  5. Public health
  6. Weight
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