Discover expert insights from Dr. Punam Krishan as she debunks common myths about obesity and explains why it is a medical condition, not just a lifestyle choice.

According to the NHS, a BMI (Body Mass Index) between 25 and 30 is classified as overweight, and anything over 30 is considered obese. By this measure, it's estimated that a quarter of all UK adults are living with obesity.

Despite these facts, myths about obesity and its causes persist. A new survey from Yazen Health, providing a digital health care for medically assisted weight loss, reveals that over a third of Brits (37%) believe obesity is a lifestyle choice rather than a disease. They cite motivation (45%), laziness (43%), personal choice (33%), and genetics (33%) as the main barriers to maintaining a healthy weight.

We encourage patients to listen to expert advice and understand that obesity is a complex condition. Dr. Punam Krishan, speaking with Aston, emphasises that obesity is not just a matter of personal choice but a medical condition requiring proper care and treatment.

At Yazen Health, we are dedicated to providing the support and resources needed to address weight issues safely and effectively.

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