According to the expert, the problem of overweight worries the entire planet, but the number of overweight people in Russia is growing at a particular pace.
At the same time, Shabelnikova noted that many Russians do not turn to specialists for help, which makes the statistics less accurate.
The specialist identified two main causes of obesity: a sedentary lifestyle and overeating. He stressed that this is what people usually try to explain their excess weight, not “bad genetics”, that it is the factor in gaining excess weight.
Shabelnikova dispelled the myth of a genetic predisposition to obesity and stated that this can only happen under certain living conditions and habits, such as overeating and lack of movement.
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