Obesity as an epidemic: predictions from mathematical models

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Obesity is a chronic disease that is being considered an epidemic, due to the increase in the number of people who suffer from it. At the same time, its evolution is having a dramatic impact on other diseases, such as diabetes, according to data from the main world health organizations, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and PanAmerican Health Organization (PAHO). Taking into account this complex situation, the present study aims to develop mathematical models that simulate the temporal evolution of obesity as an epidemiological process. As a result, it is expected to visualize the evolution of obesity in our society, which will allow us to make predictions that contribute to the work carried out by disease prevention agencies.
Effective start/end date1/04/1931/03/20