Health impact of obesity
Obesity is considered a global health concern. According to the World Health Organization, the available data indicates that globally almost a third of the population is diagnosed with obesity and might be at risk of developing more than ten types of oncological conditions later in life. Weight gain is a modifiable health risk factor resulting from complex interactions between behavioral and environmental factors that might increase the burden of obesity-related noncommunicable diseases, such as cardiometabolic diseases and cancer. The urbanization process, better food and beverages access, availability, affordability, the effect of eating habits, and the enhanced neural cue reactivity to taste and visual food stimuli might highlight delayed satiety and some types of eating disorders. Healthy behaviors are usually determinants of a negative energy balance, improved health outcomes, a disease-free life, better weight management and better quality of life.