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Author Names : Sunon Nandy
Page No. : 08-11  volume 1 issue 1
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Sunon Nandy, Quality of Life (QOL) of Obese People: An Analysis, ASIO Journal of Humanities, Management & Social Sciences Invention (ASIO-JHMSSI), 2015, 1(1): 08-11.


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The main focus of this article is to the improvement of Quality of Life (QOL) of obese people. The world has experienced enormous health improvement in the last century, particularly in its later half (1950’s to 2015). Despite the overall improvement, however, we also have to acknowledge that developing countries benefited unequally from the above health gains, with many countries continue to have high mortality rate, where in some parts of the world the burden of ill health in the form of infectious and parasitic diseases are still prevalent. The normal scientific explanation for obesity has been the imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure. When input is greater than expenditure, excess fat will accumulate. However, understanding the physiological basis alone is not adequate, as it can be seen today that obesity has become a pandemic, there is a trend towards global obesity or globosity. The most prevalent and immediate consequence from obesity, however, may be its negative impact on quality of life. Further research is needed to identify those individuals who are at greatest risk of progressing from decreased quality of life to clinically significant impairment in physical, social, vocational, or mental status.

Keywords:Quality of Life (QOL), WHO, BMI, Obese people, Diseases.

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