Overweight and obesity are widespread throughout the world, so much so that it is considered the epidemic of the 21st century.
In Argentina, between 55 and 60% of the adult population suffers from a significant degree of excess weight that impairs their well-being and health.
Obesity is a chronic and progressive disease that consists of an excessive accumulation of body fat. This reflects an imbalance between the amount of calories ingested and those that the body can spend.
It originates from multiple factors, some hereditary (predisposing genes) and others environmental (sedentary lifestyle, high calorie and fat diet, poor quality food)
When excess weight exceeds a certain level, it contributes to the development of serious medical conditions that put life at risk.