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Abstract

Obesity is a health disorder characterized by an increase in body weight, measured by waist circumference. High waist circumference is linked to potential development of non-communi-cable diseases. A systematic review study was used to explore health risks of high waist circumference through Google Scholar, Science Direct, Pubmed, and Proquest. Findings show that high waist circumference increased the risks of developing hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypercholesterolemia, joint pain, low back pain, and hyperuricemia. It is recommended that government increase their role in raising public awareness to maintain healthy lifestyle.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1811
Pages (from-to)94-100
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Public Health Research
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Health Risks
  • High Waist Circumference
  • Systematic Review

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