Extreme obesity the new normal


Extreme obesity has increased to the point that people are losing sight of what a normal weight actually is, health experts say.

Morbid obesity, the highest scale of obesity, increased by 68 per cent between 1997 and 2008, a study of women living on the east coast of Australia has found.

The study found overall obesity levels increased by 30 per cent, in what doctors say is part of a nationwide weight gain.

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