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Worldwide Medical Insurance News: 'Lack of understanding' of obesity among public

Expatriate international healthcare insurance customers may wish to monitor their food intake, as consuming the wrong meals is linked to a wide variety of medical conditions.

Many people are unaware of the products that are good for them, so they are "making choices that they believe to be healthy, but often are not," Zeal Health nutritionist Helena Oades claimed.

Other individuals "simply don't understand the effects" eating certain dishes on a regular basis can have on their physical wellbeing, she continued, pointing out this habit can lead to obesity.

Diabetes and heart disease are "two of the most serious health concerns" associated with this lifestyle, the expert noted.

Ms Oades argued changes to food labelling, greater education regarding nutrition and regular exercise can challenge this problem.

Osteoarthritis can also be a side-effect of weight gain and may affect younger generations more often than it used to, Arthritis Care chief executive Neil Betterridge recently asserted.

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