Last Updated on 9 years by Publishing Team
There are many causes of obesity such as family history, diet, lack of exercise, illness and medications. The global burden of disease study suggests that in Fiji dietary risk factors and lack of exercise are primary causes in Fiji.
This comes as Fijians quickly move away from traditional food, and food collection methods towards convenience packed foods such as juice, soft drink, crackers, noodles and fried foods. These convenience foods have replaced healthy, Fijian grown foods – in fact only 15% of Fijians are now eating the recommended 5 servings of fruit and/or vegetables a day!