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North Coast more obese

JUST like their weight, the number of Tweed residents who are obese has bulged.

A survey by the NSW Department of Health has found the proportion of obese people on the North Coast has swelled from 15.3 per cent in 2007 to 20.6 per cent in 2008.

North Coast Area Health Service (NCAHS) Nutrition and Physical Activity Coordinator, Jillian Adams, is concerned about this recent rise and listed the possible consequences of obesity.

“Obesity increases the risk of heart disease, some cancers, stroke, type 2 diabetes, gall bladder disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, osteoarthritis, back pain, gout, stress incontinence, erectile dysfunction and s leep apnoea,” Ms Adams said.

* Fore more on this story see tomorrow's Tweed Daily News.


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