Updated: Jul 21
Obesity isn’t just a cosmetic concern. It is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers. Obesity is a common but often underestimated condition of clinical and public health importance in many countries around the world.
OVERWEIGHT LEADS TO OBESITY
WHO defines overweight as BMI greater than or equal to 25 and
Obesity as BMI greater than or equal to 30. It is the result of an imbalance
between daily energy intake and energy expenditure resulting in excessive weight gain. A condition of abnormal or excessive fat accumulation in adipose tissue, to the extent that health is impaired. The amount of excess fat in absolute terms, and its distribution in the body either around the waist and trunk (abdominal, central or android obesity) or peripherally around the body (gynoid obesity) have important health implications.
OBESITY- A WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC
•Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975.
•Obesity has become an epidemic which has worsened for the last 50 years.
•In 2016, more than 1.9 billion (39%) adults were overweight- of which over 650 million (13%) were obese.
•It is the second most common cause of preventable death after smoking.
•Over 340 million children and adolescents aged 5-19 were overweight or obese in 2016.
•Adult obesity rates are highest in the United States, Mexico, New Zealand and Hungary, while they are
lowest in Japan and Korea.
According to the *NFHS, 10% of India’s population are either overweight or obese. Recent studies have found the prevalence rates among Asian Indians exceeding those in the US population. The age-standardized prevalence of generalized obesity in South India is 46% (women: 47%; men: 43%) compared to 35% in the US. Abdominal obesity was found 47% - 51% with higher rates in women (women: 56%; men: 35%). The prevalence of risk factors is higher in South India but a recent study from North India shows a remarkably high prevalence of obesity and abdominal obesity in young Indians (age 36 year). Despite a high prevalence of obesity (one half of men and two-third of women), most Indians do not consider themselves as obese. (*National Family Health Survey ,*Coronary Artery Disease in Asian Indians)
CAUSES OF OBESITY
Although there are genetic and hormonal influences on body weight, obesity occurs when you take in more calories than you burn through exercise and normal daily activities. Your body stores these excess calories as fat. Obesity usually results from a combination of causes and contributing factors, including- Overeating, High Calorie Food, Pregnancy, Stress, Sleep Apnea, Environmental Factors, Medications, Hormonal Imbalance, Lack of Exercise, Heredity.
MEDICAL COMPLICATIONS OF OBESITY
In general, obesity is associated with a greater risk of disability or premature death due to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) such as hypertension, stroke and coronary heart disease as well as gall bladder disease, certain cancers (endometrial, breast, prostate, colon) and conditions including gout, respiratory conditions, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, osteoarthritis and infertility. Obesity also carries serious implications for Psychosocial health, mainly due to societal prejudice against fatness.
WEIGHT LOSS STRATEGIES
The good news is that even modest weight loss can improve or prevent the health problems associated with obesity. Weight loss and maintenance strategies include dietary therapy, physical activity, lifestyle modification, behavior therapy, pharmacotherapy and occasionally
surgery. Using these techniques the goals are, at least to prevent further weight gain,
or achieve weight reduction and maintain
the lower body weight over a long term
What is Slimbiome®?
Transforming the way weight loss is traditionally approached, SlimBiome® offers a healthy, hunger-free weight management system that is backed by strong scientific principles rather than simply relying on willpower. A patented award-winning functional ingredient, SlimBiome® promotes the feeling of fullness, helps burn calories by promoting a healthy metabolism and maintains blood sugar levels to prevent overeating. It has been shown to reduce calorie intake by up to 20% and lower food cravings.
It contains the winning tri-factor Combo!
SlimBiome®has been shown in human intervention studies to be an effective means of supporting hunger-free weight management when combined with healthy eating. Utilizing a meal replacement diet plan over 4 weeks*
• significantly reduced weight and body fat
• helps to control cravings, gives a feeling of fullness
• significantly reduced systolic blood pressure
• significantly maintains blood sugar
• significantly reduced waist and hip circumference
• significantly improved users’ mood
• had a positive impact on gut microbiome composition
SlimBiome® is suitable for wide-ranging
applications including but not limited to:
• Snack bars
• Meal replacement shakes
• Bakery products
• Suitable for wide ranging uses including snack bars,
meal replacement shakes, dairy and bakery products
• Easy to consume
• Heat stable in processing
• Has no distinguishable taste
• Can be easily added during product manufacture
BACKED BY HUMAN STUDIES
SlimBiome® has been shown in human intervention studies to be an effective means of supporting hunger-free weight management when combined with a calorie-controlled diet. Mentioned below are the studies conducted. These human intervention studies were funded by OptiBiotix Health PLC and carried out independently by the Universities.
We at Zeon Lifesciences aim for
“Good Health for All”
With 30+ years of experience in the industry, backed by trust, innovation and integrity, we are working meticulously to bring the knowledge of nature with innovation and advanced technology in the form of Unique Combinations to our consumers. We believe in fortifying our supplements to match the latest trends and technologies. One of our strongest ingredients is Slimbiome® which is patented for weightloss. ZeoSlim Plus, our product contains all the goodness of Slimbiome® that will help to loose weight in an easier and faster way.