Posted by Aston Avery

Dr Punam Krishan debunking myths surrounding obesity

According to the NHS if you have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of between 25 and 30 you are overweight, and anything over 30 is considered obese. By that measure it has been estimated that a quarter of all UK adults are living with obesity.

But the myths around obesity and its causes still exist according to a new survey from digital health care provider for medically assisted weight loss, Yazen Health.

It reveals that over a third of Brits (37%) believe that obesity is a lifestyle choice rather than a disease.  And they think the main barriers to keeping a healthy weight include motivation (45%), laziness (43%), and personal choice (33%) or genetics (33%).

Aston spoke to Dr Punam Krishan.

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