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  • Writer's pictureProf.Dr. Abdulkadir Bedirli

Güneş Newspaper - Obesity can be caused by friends ⎮ Prof.Dr.Abdulkadir Bedirli

Updated: May 9, 2023

Obesity, the disease of the age, is defined as a health problem characterized by an increase in the amount of fat in the body at a level that will impair health. Obesity constitutes an increasing part of health expenditures in our country as well as all over the world. Obesity treatment should be done without losing time.


Prof. Dr. Abdulkadir Bedirli from Gazi University, Department of General Surgery, drew attention to the importance of the relationship between obesity and the environment. Bedirli said: "In recent years, the environment has made people more obese. It affects our habits in friends, partners, school and work life. Many studies on this subject prove the effect of social relationships on weight.


Researchers state that the biggest factor in becoming obese is friends. For example, close friendships increase the risk of obesity by 171%. These rates are 40% among siblings and 37% among spouses.

Obesity can be caused by friends ⎮ Prof.Dr.Abdulkadir Bedirli

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